The Alimentary Canal of the Swordfish

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In some species of fish the small intestine is in two to eight coils. The large intestines are short and straight, and the termination of the rectum opens into a cavity called the Cloaca. Labels: 1, Liver, 2, 3, Caecas or pouches connecting with small intestines. 4, 5, Small intestine, coiled. 6, Large intestine. 7, Biliary duct.


Fish Anatomy


Cutter, Calvin First Book on Analytic Anatomy, Physiology and Hygiene, Human and Comparative (Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1875) 71


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