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The Goldfish Digestive System

The Goldfish Digestive System

Jennie Connelly 2012 Introduction  The digestive tract of the goldfish is interesting because it completely lacks a stomach.  This means that food moves through the goldfish system faster than it does in animals with a stomach, because there is no space for large amounts of food to be stored.  It also means the intestines are…
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Goldfish Teeth

Goldfish Teeth

Wait, goldfish have teeth?  Why yes, they do!  Their teeth are called pharyngeal (far-in-jee-uhl) teeth because they’re located at the very back of the mouth, in the pharynx.  These teeth are not sharp, but rather are blunt, and are used for crushing and grinding food material.  Goldfish are continually losing and regrowing their teeth, similar…
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