LATERAL LINE OF THE NURSE SHARK (Ginglymostoma cirratum): BRIEF REVISION

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https://doi.org/10.32435/envsmoke.20192328-34

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Chondrychthyes, Neuromasts, Ampullae of Lorenzini.

Abstract

The nurse shark(Ginglymostomacirratum), also knownin Portuguese as “tubarãolixa” or “lambaru”, is found mostly in groups of variable size. Specimens inhabit the bottom of the sea, in warm, littoral waters. The nervous system of these sharks arises embryologically from the medullary plate, in which the cephalon develops. The cephalon is divided into three parts, prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. These sharks have very sensitive sensors, both mechanoreceptors and electroreceptors, that contribute to the exploration of their surrounding aquatic world and enhance their survival.

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Gil Dutra Furtado, Cooperativa de Serviços Técnicos do Agronegócio

Undergraduate in Veterinary Medicine UNINASSAU/PB; Agronomic Engineer/UFPB; PhD in Psychobiology/UFRN; Partner of Agrobusiness Firm (COOPAGRO), Brazil

Ádrya Hybia de Lima Quirino, Centro Universitário Maurício Nassau

Undergraduate in Veterinary MedicineUNINASSAU/PB; Technician in Veterinary Medicine,Brazil

Patricia Aguiar de Oliveira, Centro Universitário Maurício de Nassau

VeterinaryMedicine; Master and PhD student in Environmental Development (PRODEMA)/Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil

Martin Lindsey Christoffersen, Universidade Federal da Paraíba

Full Professor, Universidade Federal da Paraíba (UFPB), Departamento de Sistemática e Ecologia (DSE), Brazil

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31/10/2019

How to Cite

Furtado, G. D., Quirino, Ádrya H. de L., Oliveira, P. A. de, & Christoffersen, M. L. (2019). LATERAL LINE OF THE NURSE SHARK (Ginglymostoma cirratum): BRIEF REVISION. ENVIRONMENTAL SMOKE, 2(3), 28–34. https://doi.org/10.32435/envsmoke.20192328-34

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