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noun

  1. [ichthyology] A soft, fleshy fin found on the back of a fish behind the dorsal fin and just forward of the caudal fin.

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Google previewSmiths’ Sea Fishes (2012)

by Margaret M. Smith, Phillip C. Heemstra

The adipose fin is a short, fleshy, median fin situated on the caudal peduncle. The nostrils of most fishes are paired, with a posterior and anterior nostril on each side of the snout, but a few fishes (e.g. pomacentrids, cichlids, trichiurids) have ...

Google previewA Manual of Practical Zoology: Chordates (2000)

by P.S.Verma

Second dorsalpin is called adipose fin. Paired fins are pectorals and pelvics. 6. Tail is well-developed and terminating in heterocercal pelvic fin second dorsal fin tail caudal fin caudal fin. 7. The fish is invaluable for liver oil of high vitamin value ...

Google previewCountry Life (1906)

The adipose fin is a rudimentary kind of limb, in much less active use than the back fin, and, perhaps, this is the reason that the mark is not worn out of it so quickly as from the other. But the American metal marking seems to take a much closer ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature by William Harrison De Puy, T. S. Baynes

Adipose fin none ; dorsal fin ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

In the Siluridce Stenobranchia; the dorsal fin consists of an adipose portion and a short-rayed fin which belongs to the abdominal vertebral column, and, like the adipose fin, may be sometimes absent. The gill-membranes are confluent with ...

Google previewVan Nostrand’s Scientific Encyclopedia (2013)

by Douglas M. Considine, Glenn D. Considine

include: (Adipose Fin)— A fleshy fin without supporting spines, occurring behind the dorsal fin in some fishes.

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

A small family of marine fish that have a thin, slender body, large eyes, large mouth, a single *dorsal fin, and an *adipose fin above the *anal fin.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

and greatest at its eighth and ninth rays, which gradually increase from the first ; the first eight are simple and the rest branched ; the length of this fin is double its height; adipose fin nearer the caudal than the first dorsal ; anal fin shaped like ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

and greatest at its eighlh and ninth rays, which gradually increase from the first; the first eight are simple and the rest branched ; the length of this fin is double its height; adipose fin nearer the caudal than the first dorsal ; anal fin shaped like ...

Google previewDictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management (2013)

by Paul A. Rees

See also ADIPOSE TISSUE adipose fin A fatty, finlike lobe located behind the DORSAL fin of some male ...

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