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Fig. 5. Cross-section through a corrosion cast of the right first branchial arch in Periophthalmodon schlosseri (a). Surface views of the leading (b) and trailing (c) edges of a filament are shown with a higher magnification. The branchial arch and leading edge of the filaments are supplied by a dense network of capillary vessels (white arrowheads in a), while no such capillary network was observed on the trailing edge (white arrowhead with black dot inside in a). Plus signs are the branchial veins. Black arrows in (a) indicate the direction of blood flow. Bars 500 μm (a), 100 μm (b, c). ABA afferent branchial artery; AFA afferent filamental artery; EBA efferent branchial artery; EFA efferent filamental artery; L lamella. 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. 2, © 2011, Wiley-Liss, Inc., a Wiley Company.

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