Histo‐cytological study of the liver of the cabrilla sea bass, Serranus cabrilla (Teleostei, Serranidae), an available model for marine fish experimental studies

G. Gonzalez, S. Crespo, J. Brusle

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Abstract

Livers of juvenile cabrilla sea basses (Serranus cabrilla) were subjected to light and electron transmission microscopy following different periods of maintenance in an aquarium. Since this fish is easy to feed in captivity and the hepatic structure was found to be comparable at the four periods tested (0, 5, 10 and 20 days), both at the histological and ultrastructural level, the liver of S. cabrilla could be an available model for marine contamination experimental studies. As in other fish species, it is not possible to distinguish the portal lobules and the triads. The Melano‐Macrophage Centres contain tipofuscins, ceroids and haemosiderin, but they do not contain any melanin. The hepatocytes are arranged in cords (two cells thick), and, at the ultrastructural level, they show numerous microvilli in the perisinusoidal and canalicular areas. The hyaloplasm includes a considerable amount of glycogen and some lipid droplets are occasionally observed. Mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum and the Golgi apparatus are relatively scarce. Copyright © 1993, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-373
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1993

Keywords

  • ecotoxicological model
  • hepatocyte ultrastructure
  • liver histology
  • Serranus cabrilla

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