meristic


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meristic

[mə′ris·tik]
(biology)
Pertaining to a change in number or in geometric relation of parts of an organism.
(zoology)
Of, pertaining to, or divided into segments.
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All measures and meristic counts were made on the left side of the body.
Terminology and data for meristic characters analyzed, based on Duellman and Zweifel (1962), Manning et al.
The results revealed that there were significant differences (P[?]0.05) in most of morphometric character indices and meristic counts among different wild and cultured Nile tilapia populations tested.
clara specimens, nine meristic characters were recorded following methods of Williams (1975), including numbers of dorsal fin spines, dorsal fin rays, anal fin rays, left pectoral fin rays, lateral line scales, scales above lateral line, scales below lateral line, transverse scale rows and preoperculomandibular canal pores.
affinis is questioned based on a multivariate analysis of the meristic and morphological characters currently used to identify pipefishes.
Variation in color pattern, as web as meristic and mensural characters, is based on 45 specimens of this previously little-known endemic Colombian watersnake.
Stock identification studies of haddock in the northwest Atlantic have been conducted since the 1930's, using a variety of approaches including tag-recapture, demographic, recruitment, meristic, parasitic, and genetic techniques.
A combination of morphometric (wing vein lengths) and meristic (number of hamuli) (details of characters are available from the author) were examined in the following species: