The imagery on this page is the basis for a paper entitled CAT scan-based images of the skeleton of the Asian catfish Cranoglanis (Siluriformes: Cranoglanididae) by K.R. Luckenbill and J.G. Lundberg (Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 158, 297-299). The Abstract is as follows:
Figured on the following two pages are 3D models of the bony skeleton of the Asian catfish Cranoglanis bouderius, produced with High Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography (HRXCT) imaging methods. The scanned specimen is from China, Guangdong Province Guangzhou city, and is deposited at the Academy of Natrual Sciences: ANSP 164978, Standard Length = 125 mm. Additional images and animations of this specimen are publicly available at the CatfishBones website, http://catfishbone.acnatsci.org/.
About the Species
This specimen was collected from Canton, China. It was made available to The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray CT Facility for scanning by Dr. John Lundberg of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Funding for scanning was provided by a National Science Foundation grant (DEB-0089612) to Dr. Lundberg. Funding for image processing was provided by an NSF Digital Libraries Initiative grant to Dr. Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas at Austin.
About this Specimen
This specimen was scanned by Matthew Colbert on 8 October 2004 along the coronal axis for a total of 645 slices. Each 1024x1024 pixel slice is 0.0877 mm thick, with an interslice spacing of 0.0877 mm and a field of reconstruction of 40 mm.