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gill cover

n.
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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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As we pulled into the area, before we could get a cast in, the fish surfaced 40 feet from the boat, its head out just beyond its gill covers. It proceeded to swim in a semi-circle for about 20 feet, it's jaws clacking together several times as it went, before slipping back below the surface.
Sea robins have large bony heads with spines along the gill covers that provide protection from predators.
Give that fish even a second to reach a crack or crevice and he'll park his backside, flare his gill covers against the walls and he's not coming out.
To protect against the line breaking from rubbing on rocks, the fish's gills or their razor sharp operculums (gill covers), I like to use a four to six foot mono leader of 50 lb.
The scales are ejected from under the gill covers of the bass.