Caudal Fin

  • (noun): The tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates.
    Synonyms: tail fin

Some articles on fin, caudal fin, fins:

Lasiancistrus - Description
... In nuptial males, there are fleshy tentacles on the pectoral-fin spines longer than their associated odontodes, which differentiates it from all genera except Ancistrus ... than their associated odontodes on the pectoral-fin spine ... The head and nape are gently sloped to the insertion of the dorsal fin ...
Betta Splendens - Finnage and Scale Variations
... variations Veil Tail (extended finnage length and non-symmetrical tail caudal fin rays usually only split once) the most common tail type seen in pet ... Crown Tail (fin rays are extended well beyond the membrane and consequently the tail can take on the appearance of a crown also called fringetail) Comb Tail (less extended version of ... Over-Half-Moon (caudal fin that is in excess of the 180 degree angle) by product of trying to breed half-moons can sometimes cause problems because the fins are too big for the fish to swim properly ...
Fish Anatomy - Fins - Types of Fin
... Dorsal fins are located on the back ... The dorsal fins serve to protect the fish against rolling, and assists in sudden turns and stops ... In anglerfish, the anterior of the dorsal fin is modified into an illicium and esca, a biological equivalent to a fishing rod and lure ...
Bigeyed Sixgill Shark
... This shark's single dorsal fin is pushed back towards the caudal fin, and is behind the pelvic fins ... The upper caudal fin is much longer than the lower, with a deep notch near the tip ... All fins have thin white margins on the edge ...
Longnose Sawtail Catshark - Description
... slits are short, with the fifth pair over the pectoral fin bases ... The origins of the first and second dorsal fins lie over the latter half of the pelvic fins and the midpoint of the anal fin respectively ... The dorsal fins are roughly triangular with blunt apexes, with the first slightly larger than the second ...

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    When you were a tadpole and I was a fish
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