erythrophore


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erythrophore

[ə′rith·rə‚fȯr]
(zoology)
A chromatophore containing a red pigment, especially a carotenoid.
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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.
Accurate identification of Thunnus larvae requires an extensive knowledge of individual, growth-associated, and geographic variations in melanophore and erythrophore patterns.