Compression and Fusion of Vertebrate Bodies in Fish – Radiology

Vertebrate Bodies Fusion

The most severe anomalies of the vertebrae are those that affect the vertebral body, such as fusion, compression and shape modifications, which, if many vertebrae are affected, can reduce the length of the fish. Conversely, anomalies that alter the vertebral arches and spines are considered mild, since they do not affect the external shape of the fish. It has been demonstrated in salmon that two ankylosed and compressed vertebrae can be remodeled into a single common, structured and jointed vertebra. The fusion of vertebral bodies...