pelvic fin


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pelvic fin

[′pel·vik ¦fin]
(vertebrate zoology)
One of the pair of fins of fishes corresponding to the hindlimbs of a quadruped.
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Both characters were also larger in males, as were pectoral and pelvic fins, but with much smaller differences (Table 5).
Murata Y, Tamura M, Aita Y, Fujimura K, Murakami Y, Okabe M, Okada N, Tanaka M (2010) Allometric growth of the trunk leads to the rostral shift of the pelvic fin in teleost fishes.
Pelvic fin elliptical, tip reaching between urogenital papilla and base of 2nd anal-fin ray in male, and urogenital papilla in female.
Pelvic fins with one serrate spine and 6 soft rays ZENIONIDAE (7)
Coloring: The body of living adults is brown to dark brown and the tips of the pectoral and pelvic fins are black.
7% SL), pelvic-fin rays decreasing in size from origin, posterior margin of pelvic fins slightly rounded; pelvic-fin spine length 9.
The genus Papiliolebias was defined by four synapomorphies (Costa 1998a): unpaired fins dark blue and with a white line along distal margin of anal fm in males, nine pelvic fin rays, and a metallic bluish green humeral blotch.
Dark spots also present on soft parts of dorsal and anal fins, arranged in rows, with a prominent proximal rows; other parts of median fins dusky; pectoral fins hyaline; pelvic fins dusky and golden yellow (Fig.
There are also from 9-13 small spines on all branched rays of pelvic fin, located on both branches of rays, extending along entire length of ray.
was most prevalent and isolated from all the affected organs/tissues studied except pelvic fin and anal fin.
Disc width (DW), snout length (SL), pelvic fin length (PL), mouth width (MW), spiracle diameter (SD) and, in the case of males, the clasper length (CL) was obtained; all measurements are reported in centimeters.