Like other animals, channel catfish are composed of several diverse biological systems that function to integrate and regulate life processes: the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, integumentary, endocrine, muscular, nervous, reproductive, excretory, and skeletal systems. To understand how these systems work, it is essential to know how the catfish is assembled. A detailed description of the morphology of the catfish is beyond the scope of this book; however, a general description of the external and internal anatomy of the catfish is presented. For a more comprehensive treatment of the morphology of channel catfish, the reader is referred to the book Anatomy and Histology of the Channel Catfish (Grizzle and Rogers 1976).
KeywordsLateral Line Channel Catfish General Biology Gill Filament Olfactory Organ
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- Grizzle, John, and Wilmer Rogers. 1976. Anatomy and Histology of the Channel Catfish. Auburn: Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.Google Scholar