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Table 4.

Capillary structure and pericyte coverage in small and large fish

Small fishLarge fish
Vv(cyt,ec) 0.460±0.040 0.380±0.020 
Vv(nuc,ec) 0.050±0.010 0.040±0.010 
Vv(lum,cap) 0.490±0.050 0.585±0.035 
Sv(lum,cap) μm–1 1.495±0.125 1.325±0.085 
Sv(ec,cap) μm–1 1.815±0.155 1.480±0.070 
S/V(lum) μm–1 3.405±0.595 2.590±0.240 
S/V(cap) μm–1 4.225±0.645 2.295±0.185 
S/V(peri,cap) μm–1 2.625±0.175 0.890±0.610 
(cap) μm2 10.010±2.860 15.075±0.105 
Peri. coverage 0.285±0.005 0.190±0.130 
Small fishLarge fish
Vv(cyt,ec) 0.460±0.040 0.380±0.020 
Vv(nuc,ec) 0.050±0.010 0.040±0.010 
Vv(lum,cap) 0.490±0.050 0.585±0.035 
Sv(lum,cap) μm–1 1.495±0.125 1.325±0.085 
Sv(ec,cap) μm–1 1.815±0.155 1.480±0.070 
S/V(lum) μm–1 3.405±0.595 2.590±0.240 
S/V(cap) μm–1 4.225±0.645 2.295±0.185 
S/V(peri,cap) μm–1 2.625±0.175 0.890±0.610 
(cap) μm2 10.010±2.860 15.075±0.105 
Peri. coverage 0.285±0.005 0.190±0.130 

Vv, organelle volume density; Sv,surface density; cyt, cytoplasm; ec, endothelial cell; nuc, nucleus; cap,capillary; lum, lumen; peri, pericyte; , mean area. Values are means±s.d.

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