aquatic vertebrate


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Noun1.aquatic vertebrate - animal living wholly or chiefly in or on wateraquatic vertebrate - animal living wholly or chiefly in or on water
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
agnathan, jawless fish, jawless vertebrate - eel-shaped vertebrate without jaws or paired appendages including the cyclostomes and some extinct forms
placoderm - fish-like vertebrate with bony plates on head and upper body; dominant in seas and rivers during the Devonian; considered the earliest vertebrate with jaws
flipper - the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming
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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Other major environmental stressors are the unsustainable extraction of freshwater as indicated by the reduction of aquatic vertebrate species' populations by 50% in just 40 years, and rainforest reduction as indicated by the estimated extinction of 50,000 species of plants and animals per year.
Fish as an aquatic vertebrate is in direct contact with the aquatic environment that could put forth some impact on the hematological characteristics (Gabriel et al.
The common ancestor is believed to be an aquatic vertebrate, probably a predatory marine fish, with good eyesight, jaws and teeth and a lateral line system for detecting water movements.
The patterns of positive selection across mammalian, avian and aquatic vertebrate genomes show that sensory receptor genes are highly conserved.
These mats are a means of dispersion of aquatic vertebrates and invertebrates (Horwath and Lamberti, 1997; Bulla et al., 2007).
Aquatic vertebrates were developing four limbs, which would serve tetrapods well when vertebrates eventually conquered land.
A planktivorous diet, also called suspension-feeding, is known among some specialized aquatic vertebrates today, including the blue whale, manta ray, and whale shark.
tenebrosus feed on a wide variety of aquatic invertebrate (e.g., stoneflies, caddis flies, and mayfly larvae) as well as an occasional small aquatic vertebrates such as fish, tadpoles, and salamander larvae (Johnson and Shreck, 1969; Antonelli el al., 1972; Parker, 1993a).
It's possible, for example, that motion-blind fish perhaps employ their lateral line, sense organs found in aquatic vertebrates used to detect movement and vibration in water.
Tissues such as the liver, forebrain, lateral line (a sensory system found in aquatic vertebrates), otic vesicles, eyes, heart, and cranial and somite muscle appeared to be strongly affected by some of the compounds tested, but not others.