epiphysial apparatus

epiphysial apparatus
consists of two median dorsal projections from the diencephalon - an anterior parietal body and a posterior pineal body or epiphysis. These bodies are light sensitive and influence the melanophores and the behavior of the animal

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • parietal body — a dorsal evagination of the diencephalon. See epiphysial apparatus …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pineal organ — the light sensitive dorsal evagination of the diencephalon part of the brain. See also epiphysial apparatus. This large and dark body lies to the right of the midline while its left side counterpart is the parapineal, not always present or… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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