fleshy appendage
axillary process (a small triangular appendage or a modified scale at the upper or anterior base of a paired fin. Also called accessory scale, inguinal process or fleshy appendage. Functions apparently to streamline the fin when held against the body while swimming)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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