J Struct Biol 2020 06 13;210(3):107509. Epub 2020 Apr 13.
Laboratory of Functional and Evolutionary Morphology, FOCUS Research Unit, Department of Biology, Ecology and Evolution, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium; Center for Applied Research and Education in Microscopy (CAREM), University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.
In any vertebrate group, tooth shape is known to fit with a biological function related to diet. However, little is known about the relationships between diet and tooth microstructure and composition in teleost fishes. In this work, we describe the external morphology, internal microstructure and elemental composition of the oral teeth of three representative species of the family Serrasalmidae having different feeding habits (herbivorous vs. Read More