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(english) Bony plates located at the base of certain fins or on the belly of some fishes; scute, modified scales associated with unpaired fins with a presumed hydrodynamic function. (See also: base, fins, scute)
(french) Les plaques osseuses qui sont localisés à la base des certaines nageoires ou sur le ventre de quelques poissons. (See also: base, fins, scute)
placas ósseas
(portuguese) Placas ósseas que se encontram na base de certas barbatanas ou no abdomen de alguns peixes. (See also: base, fins, scute)

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