2. 1) Fishes, the twelfth sign of the zodiac represented as a fish, 2) a southern constellation, 3) a class of vertebrates, no longer in use.
4. Said of a character or structure that has evolved to a less developed state from its ancestral state.
6. Having a narrow range of tolerance to a given environmental factor.
9. Fishes of the Family Anoplogastridae, Order Beryciformes (sawbellies). See FishBase for more information on this Family.
10. Small bone; often referring to any of the three small bones in the inner ear of vertebrates, e.g Weberian ossicles.
11. Abbreviation for et alii meaning and others; used in author citations where the initial authorīs name is followed by et al. to indicate there are more authors.
1. Fishes of the Family Oreosomatidae, Order Zeiformes (dories).
2. 1) A fish that has matured quickly, or faster than the remaining fish of its age-class, 2) any early formation of a structure during embryonic development compared to the typical timing. developing or maturing early; used to describe well-developed young birds that are capable of moving about shortly after birth. When young precocial birds hatch, they are mobile, their eyes are open, and they have down. Usually they follow the parents around, but are able to feed themselves. Cf altricial
3. Destructive of cells.
5. A fish egg containing an embryo that has developed enough so that the black spot of the eyes are visible through the egg membrane. Indicates that the egg is less sensitive to movement and can be handled safely, e.g. for transportation.
7. Angling term for a bright fresh fish (in British Comubia).
8. A device by which or an area where an individual can avoid predation, also: a part of the range of a stock which is not accessible to fishing and therefore enables a species or stock to survive higher fishing levels outside the refuge.