Dictionary of Ichthyology  

hepatic portal vein = the main vein of the hepatic portal system, delivering blood from the abdominal organs to the liver.
Guts of Protopterus from Kingsley's "Textbook of Vertebrate Zoology, 1906.
 C = caecum, G = gall bladder, HV = hepatic vein, L = liver, O = oesophagus, OD = oviduct, PV = pyloric valve, R = rectum, RD = renal (mesonephric) duct, S = stomach, SP = spleen, SV = spiral valve, V = vent. Photograph by Brian W. Coad.

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