Journal of Ichthyology

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 857–877 | Cite as

Maxillary Apparatus in the Feeding of the Silver Carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Cyprinidae)

  • E. S. Gromova
  • V. V. MakhotinEmail author


The paper describes in detail the structure of the connective tissue and of the bone components of the maxillary apparatus of the silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix as well as the neighboring elements of the visceral skeleton and of the axial skull involved in the maxillary apparatus' functioning. The conclusions about the peculiarities of the maxillary apparatus in the process of pulsatile suction filtering are drawn based on the original anatomical study and on analysis of literature data.


silver carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix maxillary apparatus functional morphology filtration types of feeding 



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