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caudal fin

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(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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Black-phase YOY GSB have large black dorsal and pelvic fins, and translucent pectoral, anal, and caudal fins.
We have found statistically significant difference between females and males in the length of pectoral and pelvic fins in all investigated species, in anal and caudal fins in some species, whereas dorsal fin length did not differ among sexes.
The anatomy of the teleost fish fins is relatively simple and there are no fundamental morphological or cellular differences among the dorsal, pectoral, pelvic, anal and caudal fins of the same fish (Goodrich, 1904; Prenant, 1936; Blanc, 1947; Grasse, 1958; Lanzing, 1976; Becerra et al.
Females are usually olive brown or yellowish with grey bars, while males have a red flush on the soft parts of the dorsal, anal and caudal fins.
auratus showed that caudal fins had acquired white edges; scales were eroded near caudal peduncle, tip of dorsal fin edges shredded usually with light color edges, similarly, anal fin edges disintegrated.
4; total gill-rakers 15-18 (lower limb+mid+upper limb 8-10+1+6-7); head and body silvery-black; presence of black vivid spot at the beginning of pectoral-fin and diffused black blotch at the beginning of pored lateral-line scales; pelvic, anal and caudal fins dusky greyish black (Fig.
Pectoral and pelvic fins hyaline, anal and dorsal fins with a blackish bar crossing middle parts of rays, distal tips of dorsal and caudal fins dark.
As the sun dips below the Deira Corniche horizon, a ritual rarely witnessed by outsiders plays itself out as dozens of pectoral and caudal fins, hacked from black-tipped sharks, are snapped up by buyers hungry for lucrative trade with dried-seafood brokers in Hong Kong.
reg6 is required for branching morphogenesis during blood vessel regeneration in zebrafish caudal fins.
It sulks stealthfully toward its prey using the pectoral and caudal fins, then strikes quickly.
12): The cysts were extracted from muscular tissues of the base of caudal fins from the natural host Rivulus harti.