Overview

homocercal tail


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

In fish, a tail in which the last vertebra adjoins modified bony elements (the urostyle and hypurals) which support the fin rays in such a manner that the tail fin outwardly appears symmetrical. The homocercal tail fin is typical of the higher bony fish.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.