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Fig. 6. Comparison of capillary densities within the 0–10 μm diffusion distance range in the tongue (a), palate (b) and operculum (c) among four species of gobies. Acanthogobius hasta is a non-air breather, Odontamblyopus lacepedii is a facultative air breather and Periophthalmus modestus and Periophthalmodon schlosseri are amphibious mudskippers. Values are mean + s.d. for 3 individuals. Different letters above the bars in each panel indicate significant differences between species in capillary density in respective epithelia. 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. 9, © 2011, Wiley-Liss, Inc., a Wiley Company.

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