branchiospinae
plural of branchiospina

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • branchiospina — (plural branchiospinae) gill raker (one of a series of variously shaped bony or cartilaginous projections on the inner side of the branchial arch. The rakers have epithelial denticles and both their gross and fine structure serves to retain food… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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