caudal fin


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caudal fin

n
(Zoology) the tail fin of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates, used for propulsion during locomotion
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Noun1.caudal fin - the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebratescaudal fin - the tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates
fin - organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals
heterocercal fin - a tail fin with unequal lobes in which the vertebral column turns upward into the larger lobe as in sharks
homocercal fin - symmetrical tail fin extending beyond the end of the vertebral column as in most bony fishes
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
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amp;nbsp;It is named so because of its distinctive, thresher-like tail or caudal fin, which can sometimes be as long as the body of the shark itself.
32 mm TL, n = 10), a caudal fin was observed and it consisted of 7-8 rays, and barbels had become longer (Fig.
The diacritically meristic counts were listed as follows: first dorsal fin with a single small isolated spine anteriorly; gill rakers 2-3+4-6=6-9; pored lateral line scales 73-80 and caudal fin with a yellow marking on the middle when fresh.
Also, the distance from the dorsal fin to the caudal fin is equal to the length of the dorsal fin base (Compagno, 1984).
The measurable morphometric characters used were standard length (SL), Body weight (BWT), Total Body Length (TL), Dorsal Fin Length (DL) Caudal Fin Length (CL) Head Length (HL), Body width (BW).
Bronze and black pigment has filled the previously-translucent dorsal and anal fins, as well as half of the caudal fin.
The mutant fish appeared to develop normally, but when the researchers wounded them by injuring the cells involved in hearing or amputating a caudal fin, the fish were unable to regenerate their cells and fins, respectively.
The adipose fin extends from the posterior end of the rayed dorsal fin to the caudal fin.
An approximate 2X2 mm sample of tissue was removed from the caudal fin and stored in a vial containing 100% ethanol for genetic analysis, after which the lamprey in the trap was released back to the river.
The most important attributes in PCA 1 (considering contributions higher than 70%) were compression index (CI), relative body height (RH), relative area of the pelvic fin (RAPlF) and aspect ratio of the caudal fin (ARCdF).