Fish Identification

Fish Identification - 1 Anterior before 2 Posterior behind...

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Unformatted text preview: 1. Anterior- before 2. Posterior- behind 3. Dorsal- Back or upper surface 4. Ventral- under part or lower surface 5. Lateral- sides or towards sides 6. Medial- central part or middle of the body or structure 7. Nape- the region back just behind the head 8. Head- front of the fish to the posterior edge of the opercle 9. Opercle- gill cover 10. Trunk- opercle to the anus a. Pectoral- shoulder area that is found just behind the opercle b. Humeral- area just above the base of the pectoral fin c. Abdomen- extreme ventral portion between the pectoral fin and anus d. Thorax or breast- ventral area right in front of the pectoral fin 11. Tail or caudal region- extended from anus the caudal fin. Does not include caudal fin a. Caudal peduncle- the slender part of the caudal region behind the anal or dorsal fin that extends to the base of the caudal fin. b. Anus- posterial opening of the digestive track which is adjacent to the opening of the urogenital tracts....
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This note was uploaded on 09/19/2011 for the course 1 101 taught by Professor Larrydavid during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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