Axial muscle anatomy of fish (yellow perch, Perca flavescens, shown). Axial muscles are organized into nested cones that extend across vertebral segments. At the lateral midline they are divided by a horizontal septum into dorsal (epaxial) and ventral (hypaxial) regions.
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