Anterior Kidney of the Yellow Mystus, Hemibagrus filamentus (Fang and Chaux, 1949)

Sinlapachai SENARAT, Jes KETTRATAD, Pisit POOLPRASERT, Watiporn YENCHUM

Abstract


There is no available report on histological observation of the anterior kidney of the yellow mystus Hemibagrus filamentus (Fang and Chaux, 1949). Thus, the histology of the anterior kidney of specimens from the Tapee river, Chawang district, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand, was investigated under a light microscope in this study. The results revealed that the anterior kidney of H. filamentus consists of 3 distinct parts; pro, mid and hind anterior kidneys. Based upon different observations of the excretory portion and tissue types, this presented study is considered to be the first such report from Thailand. The pro-anterior kidney comprises of interregnal and exclusively hematopoietic tissues. The mid-anterior kidney is moderately composed of hematopoietic tissue and an increase of the melanomacrophage center (MMC) with renal tubules. The last part of is the anterior kidney, which contains mainly renal tubules with a lesser amount of interstitial hematopoietic, which an increase in the glomerulus.

Keywords


Anterior kidney, hematopoietic tissue, Hemibagrus filamentus, Nakhon Si Thammarat province, Thailand

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