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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The most notable physical feature used to define hermaphrodites in this species is the presence of a dark black spot (i.e., ocellus) at the dorsal intersection of the caudal peduncle and the caudal fin (Fig.
The caudal fin was dark distally and lighter proximally to the caudal base.
The caudal complex in crimson snapper consisted of the epurals, hypurals, preural arches, modified spines, urostyle, preural centra and caudal fin rays.
The family name is derived from Greek word "Alopex," which means fox. 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. As a result of this, the long-tailed or common thresher shark is also popularly known as the fox shark.
Seven DAH (8.9 [+ or -] 0.32 mm TL, n = 10), a caudal fin was observed and it consisted of 7-8 rays, and barbels had become longer (Fig.
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).
Previously, we determined that the inflammatory process triggered by severe damage, such a caudal fin transection, differs in several aspects from mild damage, such as a fin cut [16].
The adipose fin extends from the posterior end of the rayed dorsal fin to the caudal fin. The species also has very long barbels, the maxillary barbels extending almost to the origin of the pelvic fins.
The first caudal fin rays were observed in relation with the H 2 and H 3 development, while at 28 dah (22.6 mm SL) the caudal fin rays development was complete (Table I), with 9 and 10 rays in ventral and dorsal lobe, respectively.