macrocephalus


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macrocephalus

[‚mak·rə ′sef·ə·ləs]
(medicine)
An individual with an abnormally large head.
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--This whale, among the English of old vaguely known as the Trumpa whale, and the Physeter whale, and the Anvil Headed whale, is the present Cachalot of the French, and the Pottsfich of the Germans, and the Macrocephalus of the Long Words.
arabicus is comparable to many other studies on black seabream Sparus macrocephalus (41.4% protein; (Zhang et al., 2010), red drum Sciaenops ocellatus (40% protein; (Serrano, 1992) and silver perch (42.2% protein; (Yang et al., 2002).
Using otolith weight to predict the age of Pennahia macrocephalus in the mouth of the Beibu Gulf.
The fish was packaged in varying weight containers that had two pieces and were labeled as Headless-Cleaned Yellow Walking Fish, Clarias Macrocephalus, CA TRE VANG LAM SACH 6 CAT DAU, Farm Raised as well as varying weight packages with two-pieces labeled as Whole Yellow Walking Fish, Clarias Macrocephalus, CA TRE VANG NGUYEN CON, Farm Raised.
In celebration of World Whale Day, the National Museum unveiled to the public the "Marinduque Sperm Whale " skeleton, a 43.5-feet long sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) suspended from the ceiling of the National Museum of Natural History as its newest permanent display in Rizal Park, Manila on Saturday.
"At the Hyundai Philippines Entrance Hall of the NMNH was the Marinduque Sperm Whale, a 13.25-meter (43.5 feet) long sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) skeleton suspended from the ceiling," the National Museum said in a statement.
Trained observers identified and assessed 2887 egg cases in a wide range of fisheries across all gear types, with the majority of egg cases being encountered on vessels targeting deepwater species, such as the arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias), Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides), Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), and sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria).
A total of 124 individuals belonging to eight species were collected and analyzed, including Brycon hilarii (Piraputanga) 10 individuals, Leporinus friderici (Piau) 10 individuals, Megaleporinus obtusidens (Piavucu) 10 individuals, Megaleporinus macrocephalus (Piavucu) 6 individuals, Piaractus mesopotamicus (Pacu) 6 individuals, Prochilodus lineatus (Curimba) 47 individuals, Pterodoras granulosus (Armal) 5 individuals and Salminus brasiliensis (Dourado) 21 individuals.
It is typically present in small numbers in the stomach contents of sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus [31-34], blue sharks, Prionaceglauca [35-38], occasionally some tunas [39, 40], and lancetfish, Alepisaurus ferox [40, 41].
Copper, lead, and zinc concentration in water, sediments, and catfish (Clarias macrocephalus Gunther) from Butuanon river, Metro Cebu, Philippines.
Family Ziphiidae; killer whales, Orcinus orca; sperm whales, Physeter macrocephalus; and humpback whales, Megaptera novaeangliae (Manila et al., 1989; Mattila and Clapham, 1989; Mignucci-Giannoni, 1998; Roden and Mullin, 2000; Gandilhon, 2012).