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Fig. 3. Lateral view of the corrosion cast of the right operculum of Odontamblyopus lacepedii, anterior to the right (a). The inner epithelial surface of the operculum is overlaid by a dense network of capillary vessels (b). The boxed area in (b) is shown in a higher magnification SEM photograph in (c). MxA maxillary artery; OpA1 opercular artery from the anterior end of the 1st efferent branchial artery; OpA2 opercular artery from the distal end of the 1st efferent branchial artery; OpV opercular vein. Scale bars: (a) 5 mm; (b) 200 μm; (c) 50 μm. With kind permission from Springer Science + Business Media: <Environmental Biology of Fishes, Respiratory vasculatures of the intertidal air-breathing eel goby, Odontamblyopus lacepedii (Gobiidae: Amblyopinae), 82, 2008, 341–351, Gonzales et al., Fig. 4>.

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