Caption: The spotted handfish takes its name from the long, flared shape of its pectoral fins
The dorsal, anal, and pectoral fins
are larger and longer in Mississippi Silversides, the depressed pectoral fin
extends back 90% or more of the distance to the vent whereas it extends 50% or less of this distance in the three native atherinopsids.
6% SL), tip of pectoral fin
reaching the 3rd to 4th anal-fin ray (vs.
The fish look solidly built with heavy 'shoulders', tapering abruptly from the pectoral fins
to the tail.
2h) some such platelets just beneath the pectoral fin
base, distributed stepwise in rows.
short and rounded, posterior margin reaching vertical at about 60 % of length between pectoral- and pelvic-fin bases.
The fish went back after he and Ashley both noted distinctive markings on the back and pectoral fin
Using a thin, eight-inch knife he has just sharpened, he slices into it just below the pectoral fin
on the side near the head.
By 84 hours, the retina was pigmented, and somites and the pectoral fin
The permits required suspension of testing if whales behaved in unusual ways, such as repeated breaching or pectoral fin
or tail slapping.
Resting of a pectoral fin
against the side of another dolphin can be a signal of friendship, or possibly that the first dolphin wants a favor from the second.
Discusss the terms: pectoral fin
, dorsal fin, coloration, diet, gender, reproduction, habitat, and legal catch length.
1998): body length (BL), distance from the tip of the snout to the notochord tip (in preflexion and flexion larvae), and to the posterior margin of the hypural bones (postflexion larvae and posttransition juvenile); eye diameter (ED), longest diameter of the eye; snout length (SnL), distance from the tip of the snout to the anterior margin of the eye; head length, distance from the tip of the snout to the posterior margin of the opercle; body depth, vertical distance on pectoral fin
base; preanal length, distance from the tip of the snout to the anus.
Recently, a humpback whale was spotted flapping its distinctive pectoral fin
as boatmen nearby filmed the amazing animal.
Their malevolent reputation is understandable if you've been stuck by a dorsal or pectoral fin