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Pictures & Functions: Pictures Functions Caudal fin- propulsion and steering Dorsal fin- stability for swimming and keeping upright Anal fin- stability while swimming Pelvic fin- help body move up/down or to turn Pectoral fin- allows side to side movement Lateral line- detects vibration and pressure Head, Trunk, and Tail regions- place where body parts are held and supported
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Mandible- one part of the jaw; moveable and assists in chewing Maxilla- one part of the jaw; not moveable and assists in mouth bone structure Operculum- covers and protects gills Eye- assists with sight Nostril- assists with sense and detection of food Teeth- assist in feeding/chewing Tongue- transports oxygen and food quickly to body
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Gills- assist in respiration and gas exchange Anus- waste exits Scale- used for protection, camouflage, and maintaining water flow balance in body
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Intestine- last part of the digestive tract Swim bladder- assists with buoyancy; contains air for stability of fish Heart- helps pump blood throughout the body Liver- creates enzymes that assist in breaking down food Gallbladder- creates enzymes that assist in breaking down food Stomach- part of digestive tract where food is absorbed and digested
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Gill artch- support the gills Gill filaments- transfers ions and water; exchanges oxygen, carbon dioxide, acids and ammonia Brain- process signals from eyes and controls muscle reactions
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