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a grooming instrument, used to comb through thick mats in the haircoat of dogs.
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The methods of counting and measuring are as follows: dorsal and anal rays--the last ray of the anal and second dorsal fins is divided at the base and counted as a single ray; gill raker count--number of gill rakers on the first branchial arch.
They feed, while swimming slowly with their mouths wide-open, allowing water and plankton to pass through the buccal cavity, into the pharynx and across the branchial arches, which are lined with numerous gill rakers (1260 gill rakers per gill: Bigelow & Schroeder, 1948, p.
Demand for gill rakers is reportedly resulting in dramatic increases in targeted manta ray fisheries and subsequent depletion of some local populations.
However, these prickles closely resemble the teeth and denticles found in the jaws, oral cavity, branchial tooth plates and gill rakers of cottoid fishes, but have been little studied and illustrated (an exception is the work of Chernova 2008, fig.
Dorsal rays XI,9; anal rays III,9; dorsal and anal soft rays branched except first and second rays of dorsal fin and first ray of anal fin; the last dorsal and anal soft rays branched to base; pectoral rays 15, the upper two unbranched; pelvic rays I,5; principal caudal rays 13, the upper and lower rays unbranched; upper and lower procurrent caudal rays 4; lateral line 17 + 6; scales above lateral line to origin of dorsal fin 2; scales below lateral line to anus 6; median predorsal scales 5; median preventral scales 5; transverse scale rows on cheek 2, the upper row with 6 and the lower row with 9 scales; circumpeduncular scales 15; gill rakers 13.
The club are on the lookout for track rakers and pushers for this season.
A basking shark swims at 2-3 knots with its mouth (1m across) wide open filtering plankton through gill rakers.
The shark's rakers trap edible organisms, then expel water through the gills.
Russell says he is satisfied with a patch design used in 1998 to heat and bend large dowel rods misplaced for connection between the rakers and a central "ring" beam.
Bristle-like rakers near the sharks' gills filter out the good stuff.
What, for example, did salt rakers and sponge harvesters do?
A popper would glug, glug, glug as it pushed water out of its path on the retrieve and then erupt in a splash of teeth and gill rakers flaring like a bad monster movie.