Table 6

Percentage of tissue shrinkage for the different brain areas sampled in each specimen, and the average levels of shrinkage per area and for the whole brain (n =3 specimens per species)

Tissue shrinkage (%)
C. punctatumC. auratus
CP2CP3CP4Mean±SDCA2CA3CA4Mean±SD
OBs13.207.6121.4814.096.9811.619.135.758.832.94
Tel11.0411.8914.6312.521.8814.6217.2627.7619.886.95
Cer12.7412.017.4410.732.8724.9025.5720.1323.532.96
Med18.7910.2421.36 16.79 5.82 13.6816.3926.42 18.83 6.71
Overall13.544.7517.777.25
  • CP, C. punctatum; CA, C. auratus; SD, standard deviation; OBs, olfactory bulbs; Tel, telencephalon measured on slice 2; Cer, cerebellum; Med, medulla oblongata.