gill cover


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Related to gill cover: lateral line, pelvic fin, swim bladder

gill cover

n.
Translations
غلاف الخيشوم
skřele
gællelåg
kopoltyúfedõ
tálknlok
žiabrové viečko
solungaç kapağı

gill

(gil) noun
1. one of the openings on the side of a fish's head through which it breathes.
2. a leaf-like structure on the lower side of the top of a mushroom.
gill cover
a fold of skin protecting the gills.
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Your fingers should be gently put inside a gill cover until you reach the gristly jaw bone where there are no teeth.
Laying one of the bonito on his cutting surface, he made a deep longitudinal cut from belly to backbone just below the gill cover.
Trout on the other hand are particularly challenging: the Brown trout is known for the bright red spots whereas the Rainbow trout is immediately recognizable by the light-purple colours on the gill cover and lateral line".
At progressively larger sizes they extend to the circumorbital bones, the lower jaw, the gill cover membrane, and the scales on the sides of the body.
A vivid black beauty mark with a reddish, crescent border flares out from the trailing edge of its gill cover.