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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 previewAction Analysis for Animators (2012)

by Chris Webster

The adipose fin is a small, fleshy fin located behind the dorsal fin. Some species offish possess finlets, which are rows of small, rigid fins located on the upper and lower sides ofthe fish along the caudal peduncle, between the ...

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 previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2014)

by Michael Allaby

A small family of marine, midwater fish that have an elongate body, large mouth, large, upwarddirected eyes, and the small *dorsal fin followed by an *adipose fin ...

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 ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Britannica (1886)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

The posterior fin is thus a rudimentary organ, and it is commonly called the adipose fin. There are two other families of fishes which resemble the Salmonidaa in the arrangement of the dorsal fins—the Prrcopsidzc and [[ aplorhitonidec ; but the ...

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 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 ...

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