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Living above the bottom in the bathypelagic zone.
Flesh-eating or predatory.
Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior: the caudal fin of a shark.
A lateral ridge found just forward of the tail fin on the caudal peduncle of some types of fast-swimming fish, that provides stability and support to the caudal fin.
Any of numerous minute marine and freshwater crustaceans of the subclass Copepoda, having an elongated body and a forked tail.
The clear front window of the eye that transmits and focuses light into the eye.
Fin(s) located on the back of fishes.
Any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates.
Finger-like cartilaginous projections that passively capture food organisms.
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General term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples of the Arctic who descended from the Thule.
A member of any Inuit people.
Abnormally drowsy or dull, slow-moving, sluggish, etc.
Moon-shaped or crescentic.
Living or feeding on eggs.
Produces eggs that hatch outside the body of the mother.
Producing eggs that hatch within the female's body without obtaining nourishment from it.
Fins located just behind the head, that help to control the direction of movement.
Tail portion of a fish located between the anal fin and the origin of the caudal fin.
Pair of fins attached to the pelvic girdle of fishes that help to control the direction of movement.
Snout or nose of a shark.
An opening in the head of sharks and rays through which water is drawn and passed over gills.
The chief nitrogen-containing waste product excreted in the urine of mammals and some fish. It is the final nitrogenous product in the breakdown of proteins by the body, during which amino groups (NH2) are removed from amino acids and converted into ammonium ions (NH4), which are toxic at high concentrations. The liver then converts the ammonium ions into urea.
Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body.