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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Hubbs and Lagler (1958, 2004) define the lateral scale count as from the base of the caudal fin to the first scale touching the shoulder girdle and if some scales are not pored, ".
rei-t-hertz), lower anal fin base length and caudal fin length in males, and the lower head depth (except in A.
The fish are driving into the current and waves, you just have to look for the distinctive lunate caudal fin of the sailfish, which will extend well above the water.
Besides, unlike common varieties of fish, the length between the dorsal fin and the caudal fin of this fish is too short.
6] gives some experimental results of oscillating flexible caudal fin.
Males differ from male Cyprinodon by lacking a terminal black band on the caudal fin and by having a large, black, lateral blotch just anterior to the caudal peduncle and extending onto the anal fin (Fig.
This study concentrates on the mouth, caudal fin and the branchial region of P.
Lucania goodei can be distinguished from its congeners by a distinctive stripe along the midline of the body, starting from the tip of the snout and ending at a black spot at the base of the caudal fin (Page and Burr 1991).
3 Meristics Dorsal fin 28 27-28 16 Caudal fin 25 24-25 24 Anal fin 21 20-21 16-18 Pelvic fin 5 5 5 Pectoral fin 12 11-12 11 Scales in longitudinal scries 25 25-26 26 Scales in transversal series 09 9-10 9 Horizontal scales around 12 12 10 Caudal peduncle
Caudal fin with dark pigment on anterior end of fork and posterior portion of ventral caudal lobe; dorsal caudal lobe pale with light pigment on posterior margin; shoulder with large, ovoid, black scapular blotch, length 14.