Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 16 Issue 1

On buccal papilloma of Tachysurus platysomus (Day)

N. Gopinatha Menon

Buccal papillomas were observed in the floor of the buccal cavity of a cat-fish Tachysurus platysomus (Day) collected from Mandapam (Gulf of Mannar) in the trawl net. The size of the tumor varied from 3 mm to 10 mm. The tumor was lobulated with keratinised surface and the epithelial tissue was supported by connective tissue stroma. All the specimens collected till now with tumor were females.

Date : 30-04-1974