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mul·ti·fid

(mŭl'tē-fid),
Divided into many clefts or segments.
Synonym(s): multifidus (1)
[L. multifidus, fr. multus, much, + findo, to cleave]

multifid

(mŭl′tə-fĭd′)
adj. Biology
Having many clefts forming lobes: multifid leaves.

mul·ti·fid

(mŭl'ti-fid)
Divided into many clefts or segments.
[L. multifidus, fr. multus, much, + findo, to cleave]
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Dorsal-fin soft rays 15-17, anal-fin spines III; gill rakers on lower limb of first arch 21-24; nasal cirrus multifid in adults; upper margin of subopercle extended dorsally as a broad membranous flap.
Anterior nostril with large opening equal to diameter of posterior nostril aperture and positioned closer to posterior nostril than to margin of upper lip; anterior margin flush with surface of snout, posterior rim with a long multifid (4-6 branches) cirrus about 3 times longer than diameter of either nasal opening and reaching beyond both upper lip and orbit margins.
fossoris-galapagensis in having a rigid maxilla that is not sexually dimorphic or dichromic and in lacking a supramaxilla, it is the only Atlantic species that has the subopercle broadly expanded distally and multifid nasal cirrus in adults.