Evolution: Fangtastic venoms underpin parasitic mimicry

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Abstract

Venomous teeth are rare in fishes, which typically utilise spines for defence. A new study reveals the evolutionary origins of fangs and venom in the Nemophini blennies and shows that, in contrast to snakes and lizards, the fangs pre-date the venom.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R295–R298
Number of pages4
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume27
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2017

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