zebrafish question

Stephen J. Moorman zebrafish at cwru.edu
Thu Dec 6 15:20:51 EST 2001

"David Bassett" <dbassett at hgu.mrc.ac.uk> wrote:

> Some adults have barbels?/antennae? hanging down by their
> mouths... does this signify anything, is it sex-restricted, do we
> know the function/genetics of these? I would be grateful to find
> out, many thanks, Dave Bassett

You're right, they are barbels.  Found on both males and females. 
Generally thought to be tactile.

Stephen J. Moorman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Case Western Reserve University
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