Gaseous Exchange in Fish

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GASEOUS EXCHANGE IN FISH!

Basics of fish

  • Small surface area to volume ratio
  • Waterproof and gas-tight outer covering

Structure of the gills:

  • Located behind the head
  • Made up of gill filaments
  • Perpendicular to gill filaments are the gill lamellae - increase surface area of gills

Water intake in the fish

  • Into fish through mouth
  • Forced over

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