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adipose fin

noun
1.
a small, fleshy fin, usually lacking rays, behind the main dorsal fin in trouts, catfishes, and other bony fishes.
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Examples from the web for adipose fin
  • adipose fin-clipped steelhead containing a disk tag may also be harvested.
  • Hatchery steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin with a healed scar in its location.
  • The bacterium first attacks the adipose fin, which will display a noticeable white line along the outer margin.
  • Anglers are strongly encouraged to retain the first two adipose fin-clipped hatchery-origin steelhead caught.
  • Once again, that check is made visually by seeing whether or not there is an adipose fin on the fish.
  • Only chinook with a clipped adipose fin and having a healed scar at the location of the fin may be retained.
  • Hatchery salmon are identified by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin.
  • The adipose fin-clipped fish must have a healed scar at the location of the missing fin.
  • All chinook with the adipose fin intact, and all steelhead, must be immediately released unharmed.
  • Hatchery steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin, with a healed scar in its location.
British Dictionary definitions for adipose fin

adipose fin

noun
1.
a posterior dorsal fin occurring in some fish, such as those of the salmon and catfish families
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