Mandibular Arch

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mandibular arch

[man′dib·yə·lər ′ärch]
The first visceral arch in vertebrates.
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Mandibular Arch


a supporting element of the visceral skeleton in gnathostomatous vertebrates, including humans. The mandibular arch is situated directly in front of the sublingual arch. In the course of evolution, the mandibular arch differentiated into the primary upper jaw (palatoquadrate cartilage) and primary lower jaw (Meckel’s cartilage).

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It is an autosomal dominant genetic disorderknown as a branchial arch syndrome affect first branchial arch mainly affecting maxilla and mandible.
BAPX1 expression in the first branchial arch marks a potential deleterious mechanism that can lead to oculo-auriculo-vertebral spectrum (25).
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Diagnosis: Astyanax minor is distinguished from Iguacu Astyanax by combination of following characters: infraorbital 3 deep but not in contact with preopercle, leaving a narrow naked area between its border and preopercle; premaxillary external series with 4-6, usually 5 or 6 pentacuspid or heptacuspid teeth; first branchial arch 9-12, usually 10 rakers in upper branch and 13-16, usually 14 or 15 rakers in lower branch; a narrow and elongated vertical humeral bar.
Distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of the following features: anterior portion of trunk slightly deeper than wide, jaws slightly elongated, snout pointed, tip of anal fin slightly pointed in male, caudal fin rounded in male, pelvic-fin tip reaching anterior portion of anal-fin base in male, dorsal-fin origin on vertical between base of penultimate and last anal-fin ray, dorsal-fin rays 7-9, anal-fin rays 13-15, frontal squamation E or D-patterned, frontal scales arranged circularly, canal preopercular short and opened, contact organs on flank scales in male, longitudinal series of scales 40-45, gill rakers of first branchial arch 2 + 10, pink stripes on flank, jaws not distinctively pigmented, and round black spot on dorsal portion of caudal fin in female.
It results from failure of fusion of mandibular and maxillary processes of the first branchial arch (1) and so Tessier cleft 7 is also associated with anomalies of the structures arising from first and second branchial arches.
(4-6) After fusion of the maxillary and mandibular processes, which are both derived from the first branchial arch, the parotid duct takes its normal position inside the mouth at the level of the superior second molar.
Summary of soft anal rays, pectoral rays, and total gill rakers on the first branchial arch for three species of Amphiprion.
Gill rakers small, the longest on first branchial arch less than half length of longest gill filaments.
During the post-flexion stage, eight branchial spines are observed in the lower branch of the first branchial arch, increasing during pre-juvenile development until 14 at the beginning of the juvenile stage.
7) eye; gill opening extending forward to below posterior margin of preopercle; caudal fin with two enlarged black spots, one each at upper and lower caudal fin base; tongue tip pointed or slightly rounded; pectoral rays 16-17; six short and stubby gill rakers on outer face of lower part of first branchial arch; pelvic rays branched; third and fourth dorsal spines longer than other spines lb.