1. One of a group of nitrogenous substances secreted by a mucous gland. Forms mucus when mixed with water. A glycoprotein.
3. In ichthyology, a mark on a scale or other hard structure used for aging, caused by cessation of growth and absorption of deposited material due to spawning (hence a spawning check), injury, disease, parasites or unseasonal lack of food.
5. Nostril; nares (plural).
6. Atlantic Krill look like small shrimp but do not have the characteristic 'shrimp-bend'. They have large black eyes and under the abdomen are rows of light organs. The name Antarctic Krill is commonly applied to large populations of small shrimp-like crustaceans in Antarctic waters composed of up to 80 species of which about 30 are euphausiids (e.g. Euphausia superba). Various treatments including freezing in fresh state or after cooking, making paste and for soups, etc. Because of organoleptic and pigmenting properties also used as a component of wet feed when farming salmons.
9. Pertaining to solutions that exert the same osmotic pressure.
11. In thermally stratified bodies of water, the top layer or the warm layer above the thermocline.
12. Male reproductive cell to fuse with a female egg (ovum) during fertilization.
1. Fishes of the Family Chanidae, Order Gonorynchiformes (milkfish). See FishBase for more information on this Family.
2. A type specimen of a species designated by a manuscript name.
4. Suffix meaning wide or broad. Opposite of steno-.
5. Fixation of the eye on an object while the body is rotating and the return of the eye to its normal position when the eye has rotated to its anatomical limit.
7. Finger-like or branching projections into the ovarian lumen on which oocytes develop before being released prior to spawning.
8. According to the Code, an invalid scientific name of an organism proposed after the accepted name; each of two or more scientific names of the same rank used to denote the same taxon. one of two or more different names applied to one and the same taxon.
10. having the properties of a dog. A long cone-shaped tooth used to grasp and pierce. It is also called a "cuspid" or, in the upper jaw, an "eyetooth."