Dissection must be deep to the epaxial
musculature to the level of the costovertebral junction, greatly limiting the visibility and angles of approach [4, 11].
Therefore, the specimens above briefly described are tentatively attributed to the order 'Perleidiformes' (sensu Berg, 1937) based on the following characters: body outline fusiform; gape commonly moderate; snout with nasals searated by a large (post)rostral; almost vertical preopercular with an expanded dorsal region; scales deeper than long in the anterior portion of the flank, with the posterior borders often denticulated; rays of dorsal and anal equal in number to radials; caudal fin heterocercal with several epaxial
curacao larvae described by Baldwin & Smith (2003: 646, Figs 1, 17A), including the presence of approximately five large melanophores on the ventral midline along the posterior portion of the trunk, one large melanophore around the anus, six large melanophores along the dorsal midline and internal melanophores along the myosepta of the epaxial
and hypaxial musculature.
Morphogenetic cell movements in the middle region of the dermomyotome dorsomedial lip associated with patterning and growth of the primary epaxial
For most of the stranded whales, the main macroscopic findings detected during the necrospsy were moderate to severe cachexia, represented by marked loss of volume of epaxial
Epiotic large, bearing crest for attachment of epaxial
musculature (lesser crests also occurring on supraoccipital, exoccipital and pterotic).
Upon capture fish were measured [mm total length (TL)], weighed (g) and sections of dorsal epaxial
muscle (approximately 200 mg) were removed from both sides of each fish with a sterile disposable scalpel.
We used coded anchor tags, which were inserted into the epaxial
muscle mass lateral to the posterior margin of the dorsal fin.
These maneuvers are extremely helpful in adding flexibility anti suppleness to the muscles of the shoulder, elbow, hip, and epaxial
musculature ran continuously down the neck, trunk, sacrum, and tail.
Tapscott, " Apoptosis of epaxial
myotome in Danforth's short-tail (Sd) mice in somites that form following notochord degeneration," Developmental Biology, vol.