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Fig. 8. The branchial and cranial blood vessels of Fluta alba (=Monopterus albus, Rosen and Greenwood 1976). Ventral view. AB1-3 1st to 3rd afferent branchial arteries; AC auriculae cordis; BA4 4th branchial artery; BS A branchiostegal artery, BU A buccal artery; CMA coeliacomesenteric artery; D AO dorsal aorta; D B HY A dorsal branch of hyoidean artery; D ES A dorsal esophageal artery; D PH A dorsal pharyngeal artery; EB1-3 1st to 3rd efferent branchial arteries; E C A external carotid artery; ES V esophageal vein; F M V facialis-mandibularis vein; HB A hypobranchial artery; HP V hepatic vein; HY A hyoidean artery; HY V hyoidean vein; I C A internal carotid artery; I J V inferior jugular vein; L A C V left anterior cardinal vein; L CU D left Cuvierian duct; MA mandibular artery; OC V occipital vein; OR N V orbitonasal vein; PAL V palatine vein; PH A pharyngeal artery; PH V pharyngeal vein; RAC V right anterior cardinal vein; R AO radix aorta; R CU D right Cuvierian duct; RPCV right posterior cardinal vein; SCL A subclavian artery; SCL V subclavian vein; V AO ventral aorta; V BH A ventral branch of hyoidean artery; VT ventricle. Reprinted with permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from Journal of Morphology, 108, Liem, Tetrapod parallelisms and other features in the functional morphology of the blood vascular system of Fluta alba Zuiew (pisces: Teleostei), 131–143, Fig. 3, © 2005, Wiley-Liss, Inc., a Wiley Company.

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