endopterygoid

endopterygoid

[¦en·dō′ter·ə‚gȯid]
(vertebrate zoology)
A paired dermal bone of the roof of the mouth in fishes.
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fittkaui depicts a large endopterygoid, which reaches the posterior border of the dermopalatine, and a small ectopterygoid that does not reach this point.
Vomer, palatines, endopterygoids and tongue with small teeth; vomerine tooth patch subquadrangular to diamond shaped, without posterior prolongation; palatine and endopterygoid teeth in longitudinal patches (endopterygoid teeth not seen on two of paratypes, UPRM 3793 & 3809).
Villiform teeth in band on premaxilla and dentary; 2-3 (1-2) rows on vomer; 2-3 rows on palatine; none on ectopterygoid, endopterygoid or basihyal.