Basihyal


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Ba`si`hy´al


a.1.(Anat.) Noting two small bones, forming the body of the inverted hyoid arch.
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Ceratohyal and basihyal cartilages of the second arch are absent.
As related to the hyobranchial skeleton, the the basihyal cartilage was not found in any Urotrygon species, which is considered as a synapomorphy.
Basihyal subtriangular, width about 65% length; basihyal cartilage about 10% basihyal length.
Basihyal subtriangular, width about 55 % length; basihyal cartilage about 10 % basihyal length.
In the gill region, the basihyal (bh) and ceratohyals (ch) lie anterior to the centrally located basibranchials (bb) and the three pairs of hypobranchials (hb).
Peculiar articulation between prominent anteromesial process of anterior ceratohyal and broad, deep, circular concavity formed by the lateral margins of both urohyal and basihyal.
Hyobranchial apparatus: Comprising median unpaired glossohyal, basihyal, three basibranchials and urohyal; and bilaterally paired dorsal and ventral hypohyals, anterior and posterior ceratohyals, interhyal, six branchiostegal rays, three hypobranchials, five ceratobranchials, four epibranchials and three pharyngobranchials (Fig.
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.
The interhyal and epihyal begin ossifying at 17 DPH followed by the ceratohyal and basihyal at 23 DPH.