Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?

Bruce Stallsmith (
Mon, 20 Jan 2003 16:40:20 -0500

Yeah, the equivalent structure in fishes to a thyroid is in the midventral
gill area. If you look at so-called "primitive" chordates like Amphioxus or
the agnathans like lampreys, they have a structure called an endostyle which
developed into the thyroid in tetrapods like us.

--Bruce Stallsmith
Huntsville, AL, US of A

>From: geoff <>
>Subject: Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?
>Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 14:41:56 -0500
>the mummichogs are getting flake, while the bluefin killie eats mostly
>Is this goiter really? I never thought about where fish put their
>I was mainly joking with the subject line.
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