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Papilla (fish anatomy)

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Papilla (fish anatomy)

The papilla, in certain kinds of fish, particularly rays, sharks, and catfish, are small lumps of dermal tissue found in the mouth, where they are "distributed uniformly on the tongue, palate, and pharynx".[1] They "project slightly above the surrounding multi-layered epithelium", and the taste buds of the fish are "situated along the crest or at the apex of the papillae".[1]

Unlike humans, fish have little or nothing in the way of a [2] Most typically, these are found on the floor of the mouth, or on the upper lip.


  1. ^ a b F. S. Russell, Maurice Yonge, Advances in Marine Biology, Volume 13 (1975).
  2. ^ Robert Bentley Todd, The Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology: Volume 1 (1836), p. 532.
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