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Fig. 9

From: Evolution of the facial musculature in basal ray-finned fishes

Fig. 9

Hyopalatine arch, opercular series, and associated constrictor hyoideus dorsalis and levator arcus palatini of Elops lacerta, MZUSP 84787; left medial view. Arrow indicates adductor crest of opercle. Abbreviation: CHD, constrictor hyoideus dorsalis; CMD, constrictor mandibularis dorsalis. Color code: Salmon, muscle; sand, bone; blue, cartilage; white, tendon or ligament (regular connective tissue); dark grey, irregular connective tissue

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