branchiocranium

branchiocranium

[¦braŋ·kē·ō′krā·nē·əm]
(vertebrate zoology)
The division of the fish skull constituting the mandibular and hyal regions and the branchial arches.
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Pseudopercis semifasciata larvae were distinguished from other larvae by the modal number of myomeres (between 36 and 38), their elongated body, the size of their gut, and by osteological features of the neuro- and branchiocranium.
However, some osteological features from the neuro- and branchiocranium are of great value for identification of larval stages of P.