J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 2021 Jun 22. Epub 2021 Jun 22.
Integrative Pathobiology Graduate Group and Aquatic Health Program, Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, VM3B, 3203, 1089 Veterinary Medicine Dr, Davis, CA, 95616, USA.
The Delta Smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus) is a small, semi-anadromous fish native to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Estuary and has been declared as critically endangered. Their olfactory biology, in particular, is poorly understood and a basic description of their sensory anatomy is needed to advance our understanding of the sensory ecology of species to inform conservation efforts to manage and protect them. We provide a description of the gross morphology, histological, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features of the olfactory rosette in this fish and discuss some of the functional implications in relation to olfactory ability. Read More