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Diversity, phylogenetic distribution, and origins of venomous catfishes

Jeremy J Wright

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

BMC Evolutionary Biology 2009, 9:282  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-9-282

Published: 4 December 2009

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List of catfish specimens from which histological preparations were made and examined. Presence or absence of a bony spine capable of effectively delivering venomous secretions is noted, as is a brief description of the condition of venom glands, in each specimen found to possess them. Taxonomic assignments follow [19].

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