heterocercal definition

  • adjective:
    • regarding, having, or being a tail fin in which the top lobe is larger than the low together with vertebral line runs in to the top lobe, like in sharks.
    • Of a fish's end, so that the vertebral line bends and runs up to the upper lobe of this tail, which makes it bigger than the low lobe; as with sharks, rays, and skates.
    • getting the vertebral column obviously proceeded to the top lobe associated with end, which will be generally longer than the low one, as with sharks.
    • possessing a tail with all the top lobe larger than the low and with the vertebral column prolonged into the top lobe
  • others:
    • In ichthyology, having an unequally split end or caudal fin. Compared with homocercal.

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