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squatinoid caudal fin
(english) Angel sharks (Squatiniformes) are unique among living sharks in having hypocercal caudal fins that resemble inverted caudal fins of ordinary sharks. The dorsal margin is subdivided into a predorsal margin from the upper origin to its dorsal tip (analogous to the preventral margin and ventral tips in ordinary sharks), a postdorsal margin (like the postventral margin) from the dorsal tip to its supraterminal notch (similar to the subterminal notch), and a short supraterminal margin and a large ventral terminal margin (similar to the subterminal and terminal margins) between the supraterminal notch and the ventral tip of the caudal. The ventral margin has a preventral margin forming a ventral lobe with the ventral tip and the ventral terminal margin. (See also: Squatinoid, hypocercal)

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