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a grooming instrument, used to comb through thick mats in the haircoat of dogs.
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The gill rakers of fishes, varying greatly in number, height, form and arrangement, are known as an important source of systematic characters for the identification and classifications of fishes (e.
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.
Previous studies analyzed gill rakers and their adaptations related to feeding in species with the same feeding habit (LANGELAND & NOST, 1995; EIRAS-STOFELLA & CHARVET-ALMEIDA, 1997) or related gill rakers to species identification (LUCENA et al.
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.
Traditional Chinese medicine has a 2,000-year history, but manta ray gill rakers have only appeared as an ingredient in the past decade, as a new generation of entrepreneurs has pushed them as a miraculous ingredient of a cleansing tonic or soup.
The Rakers remain in the top five following a hard-earned 2-1 win over AFC Tima.
Rakers then visited local businesses, chatting up store owners to determine their ethnicity and gauge their sentiment, the documents show.
N]) of gill rakers were recorded (Cochran-Biederman & Winemiller 2010), with furcated rakers having a common base being counted as a single raker.
The only way to truly identify this species is to count gill rakers, lateral scale rows, and pectoral rays.
Although Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864, Cichlidae), a species of tilapia, is a pump suspension-feeding fish, the shape of the oropharyngeal cavity and the morphology of the gill rakers are substantially different from those of Orthodon microiepidotus.
For all of us - the rakers, the leaf-blower community, the leaf buffs who track the public works crews on the county maps they have pinned to a wall at home - it feels like we are merely going through the motions.