homocercal definition

  • adjective:
    • regarding, designating, or described as a tail fin having two symmetrical lobes expanding from the end for the vertebral column, as in most bony fishes.
    • Describing the symmetric end of a fish that two lobes extending from the end for the vertebral line.
    • Having the tail nearly or rather shaped, the vertebral line terminating near its base; -- opposed to heterocercal.
    • having a symmetrical tail that extends beyond the end of the vertebral line (as in many bony fishes)
  • others:
    • In ichthyology, having the caudal fin shaped as to its top and under halves: opposed to heterocercal. See heterocercal, diphycercal, hypural.

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