Dictionary of Ichthyology  

abducens nerve = cranial nerve VI, innervating the lateral rectus eye muscle which rotates the eyeball laterally and the retractor bulbi muscles in part. See cranial nerves.

Eye muscles and nerves in a shark, a = abducens, om = oculomotor, t = trochlearis (nerves); oi = inferior oblique, os = superior oblique, re = external rectus (lateral), ri = internal rectus (medial), rif = inferior rectus, rs = superior rectus (muscles), from Kingsley's "Textbook of Vertebrate Zoology, 1906. Photograph by Brian W. Coad.

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