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Fig. 4. Corrosion casts showing the surface (a) and transverse (b) views of the capillary network covering the inner operculum of Periophthalmodon schlosseri. In transverse view, the capillaries are shown connected to an underlying intermeshed network of arteries and veins. Each capillary forms a spiral coil as it emerges from the surface (b). Bars 20 μm (a), 50 μm (b). Reprinted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from Journal of Morphology, 272, Gonzales et al., Gross and fine anatomy of the respiratory vasculature of the mudskipper, Periophthalmodon schlosseri (Gobiidae: Oxudercinae), 629–640, Fig. 5, © 2011, Wiley-Liss, Inc., a Wiley Company.

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