Bungo fish (Glossogobius Cf. aureus) is native species from Tempe Lake, South Sulawesi. This study was conducted with the aim to observe anatomical and histological of respiratory system of bungo fish. This study showed several characteristics such as the configuration of gills filament for the “V” shape without septum, operculum located adjacent to the pectoral, membrana branchialis converged with isthmus with a narrow slit, and short gills filters, however the fish did not have additional breathing organ and only depended on countercurrent flow system to obtaining oxygen. Histological observations showed some characteristics such as afferent arterioles at the end of the primary lamella and efferent arterioles at the base ofthe primary lamella, single layer of epithelial cells along the surface of the lamella, chloride cells between base of the secondary lamella, mucous cells at the base of secondary lamella, sustaining cartilage tissue at the base of the primary lamella, venous sinuses along the primary lamella which was forwarded to the secondary lamella through capillaries in the secondary lamella. Generally, respiratory system structure of the bungo fish was similar to the teleostei fishes.

Keywords: bungo fish, respiratory system, gills, anatomy, histology

Penulis: Ade Andrew Samudera Pinontoan, Wahyuni, Andi Tamsil, Dwi Kesuma Sari

Artikel ini telah dipublikasikan pada IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) e-ISSN: 2319-2380, p-ISSN: 2319-2372. Volume 11, Issue 2 Ver. I (February 2018), PP 12-16.

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