pectoral fin


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pectoral fin

one of a pair of propellant/steering organs attached to the PECTORAL GIRDLE of fish.
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I've spent 28 years underwater with whales, and have never had a whale so tactile and so insistent on putting me on his head, or belly, or back, or, most of all, trying to tuck me under his huge pectoral fin," Hauser told the (http://www.
The distinguishing characters included counts of gill rakers, pectoral fin length, body length, and head length.
In dorsal view a rostral appendix separated from the neurocranium can be observed, anterior to the nasal capsules where pectoral fins meet.
The pectoral fin base apparently is more heavily pigmented in S.
Caption: The spotted handfish takes its name from the long, flared shape of its pectoral fins.
In Cobitis dalmatina males the ratio between the pectoral fin length and the distance between pectoral and pelvic fin bases attains larger values then in the remaining species.
6% SL), tip of pectoral fin reaching the 3rd to 4th anal-fin ray (vs.
Drucker EG, Lauder GV (2002) Wake dynamics and locomotor function in fishes: Interpreting evolutionary patterns in pectoral fin design.
Principal component and/or discriminant functions revealed that meristic characters were highly correlated with pectoral fin ray count, number of lateral line scales, as well as number of anal fin rays.
The dolphin allowed Laros to cut the fishing line and attempt to free a hook that was in its pectoral fin.
For example, Maraldo and MacCrimmon (15) found that dorsal fin spine and pectoral fin ray cross sections were unreliable for aging largemouth bass from northern waters.
It is rare for the entire length of the pectoral fin to be visible on a specimen, in most cases only the posterior half or third being visible extending from the side of the body (Fig.