The network-like non-segmented cartilaginous skeleton of the gill region of Petromyzontiformes and Holocephali, connected to the heart and surrounding respiratory tissue. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/UBERON_cjm http://www.briancoad.com/dictionary/DicPics/branchial%20basket.htm ]

Synonyms: gill basket

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

cyclostome_subset

depicted by

http://dev.duit.uwa.edu.au/zoology/media/lamp/E19.jpg

editor note

developmental relationship needs to be changed if the scope is broadened, as NC is vertebrate-specific

function notes

functions by elastic recoil

id

UBERON:0009119

taxon notes

May also be present in amphioxus