Term: ventral larval melanophore stripe iridophore
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Name: ventral larval melanophore stripe
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Definition: A larval melanophore stripe that forms a band, of pigmentation extending from the bases of the eyes on each side of the midline to the top of the tail, that underlies the myotomes bilaterally, still is dorsal to the yolk.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005222]
Name: iridophore
Synonyms: ZFA:0001090
Definition: A pigment cell derived from the neural crest. The cell contains flat light-reflecting platelets, probably of guanine, in stacks called reflecting platets or iridisomes. The color-generating components produce a silver, gold, or iridescent color.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009199]