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What superclass encompasses lampreys and hagfishes? What trait is used?

Superclass Myxinomorpha, Jawless fishes


Class, order, and family of HAGFISH

Class Myxini

Order Myxiniformes

Family Myxinidae


Class, Order, and Family of LAMPREY

Class Cephalaspidomorpha

Order Petromyzontidiformes

Family Petromyzontidae


Similarities between Myxinidae and Petromyzontidae?


No true jaws

Lack scales

No paired fins

Single nasal opening

Large number of paired gill openings (Myxinidae = 1 - 14; Petromyzontidae = 7)

Simple cartilaginous skeletons


Describe Myxinidae skull structure.

Hagfish skulls consists of cartilaginous bars where the brain is mostly surrounded by a fibrous sheath underlaid by the notochord


Describe the Petromyzontidae skull structure.

Family Petromyzontidae

Lamprey skull structure has a more elaborate cartilaginous braincase and comprises a large branchial basket surrounding the gills


What are 9 trait that characterize Myxinidae?

Family Myxinidae, hagfish

  1. four pairs of tentacles surrounding mouth and opening of nasopharyngeal duct
  2. the esophagocutaneous duct leads from esophagus to exterior, on left side only, opening behind rearmost gill opening
  3. 1 to 14 gill openings on each side
  4. very large slime glands ventrolaterally that produces slime consisting of large thread cells
  5. dorsal, anal, and caudal fins without fin rays and are thickened skin folds
  6. exclusively marine, scavengers on dead animals and inverts
  7. osmotic non-regulators, only vertebrate to do this
  8. few but large eggs with no larval form
  9. "breathes" through nose ie nostril is connected to pharynx which is not found in any other fish


What are lampreys characterized(13) by?

Family Petromyzontidae, lampreys

  1. Internal cartilaginous skeleton no scales
  2. single dorsal nasal opening not connected to pharynx
  3. pineal eye
  4. two semicircular canals (1 in hagfish and 3 in higher verts)
  5. solid cartilaginous braincase
  6. cartilaginous branchial basket skeleton with 7 gill pouches that open directly to external
  7. vertebrae and fin rays present
  8. osmotic regulators
  9. fresh water or anadromous
  10. small eggs ie high fecundity
  11. ammocete larval stage which metamorphosis into adult
  12. semelparous
  13. parasitic adults have toothed tongues while non-parasitic only use adult form for reproduction


What is the buccal funnel?

Hood-shaped structure supported by an internal ring of cartilage that allows for secure attachment to host.

The opening is fringed with numerous finger-like structures -- buccal papillae or oral fimbria.


What is the function of oral fimbria/buccal papillae?

Help Petromyzontidae seal itself to prey through suction while teeth help to hold onto prey.

They also serve a tactile and chemosensory function.


Where is the nostril located on Petromyzontidae head and what is it connected to internally?

Nostril is located in the middle dorsal side of the head, in between the eyes, and is connected to the olfactory apparatus.


Are lateral lines present in Petromyzontidae? Myxinidae? What is the lateral line and it's function?

Found in only Petromyzontidae (lampreys), consisting of groups of pores that sense vibrations and movements in water.

They extend caudally from the top of the lateral eye, dorso-laterally beneath eye and caudally on the ventral surface from the buccal funnel.


What are myomeres?

Segmented body muscle segments connected by myosepta.


How many external gill openings do Petromyzontidae have and where are they located?

7 gill openings located behind the eye on each side of the head.


What and where are the following located: 1) supraoral lamina; 2) infraoral lamina; 3) inner laterals; and 4) outer laterals?

Family Petromyzontidae, lampreys

  1. supraoral lamina = teeth above toothed tongue
  2. infraoral lamina = teeth below toothed tongue
  3. inner laterals = lateral teeth adjacent to both sides of the toothed tongue
  4. outer laterals = lateral teeth along the exterior of both sides of the toothed tongue, adjacent to the inner laterals


How many gill openings do Myxinidae have?

Family Myxinidae, lampreys

1 to 14 gill opening along both sides of the hagfish


Where are the slime glands located on a Myxinidae?

Smallish holes running along both sides of lower body


What are the functions and location of the external nostril in Myxinidae?

Connects to the pharynx, allowing hagfish (Myxinidae) to "breathe" through nose, bringing water in through the single nostril through to their gills. It is the large opening at the tip if the snout -- often hidden -- just above the mouth.

When blocked while feeding, Myxinidae breathe through their skin.


Do Myxinidae have eyes?

They have VESTIGIAL EYES which are light sensitive organs only and are not true eyes.


Explain the function and form of the feeding apparatus found in Myxinidae. What is the basal plate?

Family Myxinidae, hagfish

Hagfish feeding apparatus includes a dental plate, structural cartilage, and feeding muscles. The dental plate is the only motile element of the apparatus which is situated above the BASAL PLATE. Function of the basal plate is a series of cartilage that supports the dental plate and muscles pull the dental plate in and out of the oral cavity.


How many barbels are found on Myxinidaes and where are the located?

Hagfish, family Myxinidae, have 4 pairs of barbels located around the mouth and are characteristic of Myxinidae.


Explain the protraction and retraction of the dental plate ITO the retractor and protractor muscles and the basal plate. What are the functions of the barbels at this moment?

hagfish, family Myxinidae

  1. at rest, the dental plate rests on top of the basal plate
  2. PROTRACTION: protractor muscle below the basal plate pulls the dental plate along the basal plate out until it protrudes the horny teeth out to grab prey.
  3. RETRACTION: the retractor muscle located on the dorsal side of the basal plate pulls the dental plate up and back on top of the basal plate.
  4. barbels are used to sense foodstuff during this feeding


What and where is the posterior cardinal veins?

Located along the length of the lamprey, family Petromyzontidae, the posterior cardinal vein is locate underneath the notochord and is on either side of the dorsal aorta.


What is the notochord and what families is this structures found in?

Found in Myxinidae (hagfish) and Petromyzontidae (lamprey), the notochord is a single, unsegmented rod that supports the body and the body musculature.


Name the structures of the Petromyzontidae head that are required for FISH 324 lab ID.

  1. Posterior cardinal vein
  2. Myomere
  3. Notochord
  4. Esophagus
  5. Dorsal aorta
  6. Brain
  7. Pineal eye
  8. Olfactory sac
  9. Sinus
  10. Mouth
  11. Buccal muscle
  12. Horny teeth
  13. Buccal funnel
  14. Tongue
  15. Lingual cartilage & muscle
  16. Cranial cartilage
  17. Velum
  18. Respiratory tube
  19. Ventral aorta
  20. Branchial basket
  21. Ventricle Hepatic vein
  22. Gonad


How do Petromyzontidae and Myxinidae muscle differ from that of more derive fish?

Lamprey and hagfish myomeres are connected by myosepta but differ in that they do not have complex "W" shape (like in fish) and are not divided into epaxial and hypaxial sections by a horizontal septum.

Lampreys and hagfishes have much more disc shaped myomeres which aren't divided by a horizontal septum.


How many hearts do Myxinidae have?

Hagfish, family Myxinidae

4 hearts spread throughout the body


How do Myxinidae gill structures differ from that of Petromyzontidae?

Myxinidae hagfish gill structures are found within separate gill pouches without branchial baskets and are linked to the exterior by individual gill filaments. Gills have no skeletal support, and the pouches are connected to the pharynx. Gill pouches require water  to be brought in through the pharynx in order for gas exchange to occur through the gill.

In lampreys, family Petromyzontidae, gill pouches are supported by cartlilaginous branchial baskets. Each gill pouch is found within a single gill pouch which has its own external opening


What is the difference in intestine form between Myxinidae and Petromyzontidae? Why?

Myxinidae, hagfish, have larger intestine as hagfish eat and digest dead animals and benthic invertebrates.

Lampreys, family Petromyzontidae feed on either blood -- parasitic adults -- or detritus and fine particulate organic matter as ammocoete and therefore need less digestion and have smaller intestine.


Are Myxinidae and Petromyzontidae found in Canada? Where?

They are found on both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Freshwater species are found within lakes, streams, and rivers.