Category: Biology | Morphology

Air-Breathing Organ of Fishes: Swim Bladder or Air Bladder

Dissected photo of Notopterus chitala showing the air-breathing swimbladder

Dissected photo of Notopterus chitala showing the air-breathing swimbladder

Description: The airbladder or gasbladder or swimbladder is a white glistering saccular organ developing as a diverticulum form the wall of the pharynx in the gut. It is often present among the teleosts. It attains its full development among the spiny-rayed teleosts, …read more