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Gill, Apiosoma
Gill, Apiosoma

    Photomicrograph of loricariid gill tissue, showing Apiosoma organisms. When viewed live, the cilia are often in motion bringing feed items to the mouth. Occasionally the entire body of the organism can contract rapidly. Unstained wet mount; original magnification, 400×.

Courtesy of Dr. Denise Petty.

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