branchiospine
branchiospina

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • micro-branchiospine — one of a series of small dermal ossifications, each bearing 5 20 tiny lateral spines, located on the outer face of each gill arch except the first near the base of the gill filaments as in Tilapia (Cichlidae). They may sieve out phytoplankton or… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • micro-gill raker — micro branchiospine …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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