OBO ID: ZFA:0000537
Term Name: levator operculi Search Ontology:
Synonyms: levator operculae
Definition: Hyoid muscle that originates at the ventrolateral margin of the pterotic and inserts in the dorsomesial edge of the opercle. The levator operculi is responsible for jaw depression, its force of contraction is transmitted through the opercular series and the interoperculo-mandibular ligament to the lower jaw. (1)
Appears at: Larval:Protruding-mouth (72.0h-96.0h, 3.5mm)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
References: TAO:0000537
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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