pharyngeal tooth

pharyngeal tooth

[fə′rin·jē·əl ′tüth]
(vertebrate zoology)
A tooth developed on the pharyngeal bone in many fishes.
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Pharyngeal tooth were comprised by two pairs; the superior had a rounded and convex shape, whereas the inferior had a triangular one (Figure 3b).
According to Wootton (1990), shape, position and size of the mouth, shape and number of gill rakers and shape of the pharyngeal tooth are morphological traits related to feeding.
Using an upper pharyngeal tooth length/count ratio, they concluded the Lee Creek Mine pharyngeal compared favorably with the extant species.