conodont

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conodont

[′kän·ə‚dänt]
(paleontology)
A minute, toothlike microfossil, composed of translucent amber-brown, fibrous or lamellar calcium phosphate; taxonomic identity is controversial.
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bancroftii percellens venezuelae guttata Especies presa %N %FA %N %FA %N %FA %N Crustaceos Callianassidae 29,5 19,6 65,0 24,4 Caridae 5,3 1,4 Penaeidae 11,0 9,8 71,2 89,0 20,0 Hippolitidae 20,0 Sicyoniidae 1,7 0,98 Palaemonidae 0,8 0,98 Portunidae 10,0 9,8 10,0 4,4 53,3 Squillidae 1,0 1,2 6,7 Platyischnopidae 7,0 3,6 Anelidos Terebellidae 0,8 0,9 Eunicidae 12,1 7,84 Sipunculidos Sipunculidae 42,6 40,6 13,2 2,94 Teleosteos Haemulidae 2,0 2,0 Conodon sp.
First record of the armed grunt, Conodon serrifer (Haemulaide), in southern California.
In the fish, Polydactylus octonemus has correlationed negatively with the salinity and temperature; while Conodon nobilis, Diplectrum radiale, Eucinostomus melanopterus, Symphurus plagusia, Saurida brasiliensis and Selene setapinnis, did so with the temperature and dissolved oxygen.