erythrophore


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erythrophore

[ə′rith·rə‚fȯr]
(zoology)
A chromatophore containing a red pigment, especially a carotenoid.
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Usually, erythrophores are the dendritic chromatophores that contribute the reddish components to the integumental coloration (2).
Chromatophores include xanthophores associated with the melanophores on the dorsal and ventral midlines and a single erythrophore at the base of the caudal fin.
76 mm BL) were examined while anesthetized with MS-222 to determine erythrophore distribution.
W7 also inhibits pigment aggregation in cultured fish melanophores and erythrophores (Xiphophorus maculatus, Oshima et al.
Taylor (1992) has demonstrated pigment granules in goldfish erythrophores arrayed along narrow ER cisternae, apparently in a stretched state.
Calcium as the second messenger of the red pigment concentration hormone (RPCH) in ovarian erythrophores of Palaemonetes pugio.
Colchicine, cytochalasin B, and pigment movements in ovarian and integumentary erythrophores of the prawn, Palaemonetes vulgaris.
This antagonism between the effects produced by 5-HT and DA on the testes is reminiscent of that seen with the erythrophores of Uca pugilator where the pigment-dispersing effect of 5-HT and the pigment-concentrating effect of DA were reduced when mixtures of 5-HT and DA were co-injected (Fingerman and Fingerman, 1977).