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Caudal fin   /kˈɑdəl fɪn/   Listen
Caudal fin

The tail of fishes and some other aquatic vertebrates.  Synonym: tail fin.

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"Caudal fin" Quotes from Famous Books

... when swimming at the surface, usually allows its dorsal fin and the upper lobe of its caudal fin to be visible, projecting out of the water. It is this habit which enables the fisherman to detect the presence of the fish. It swims slowly along, and the fishing-schooner with a light breeze finds no difficulty in overtaking it. When excited its motions are very ...
— Tales of Fishes • Zane Grey

Words linked to "Caudal fin" :   tail fin, heterocercal fin, homocercal fin, fin, fish

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