adipose fin

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adipose fin

[′ad·ə‚pōs ‚fin]
(vertebrate zoology)
A modified posterior dorsal fin that is fleshy and lacks rays; found in salmon and typical catfishes.
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Participants receive instruction in the following four general areas: 1) basic fishing equipment and skills; 2) relevant state and local fishing regulations and fishing ethics; 3) fish anatomy, biology and identification; and, depending on where the clinic is held, 4) marine or freshwater ecology.
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