barbel barbel

Definition(s):

  • (n) slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish

Usage(s):

  • His caudal fin, dorsal fins, maxillary, eye, missing barbel, etc.

News

  • Weird and Mysterious: Scientists Find New Shark Species

    A long snout with teeth jutting from the sides? Check. Catfish-like barbels dangling from its chin? Got them. Gills on the side of its body? It has those, too. These are characteristics of a bizarre group of sharks known as sawsharks (family Pristiophoriforidae). And until recently, only seven species were recognized. However, following examination of specimens caught in the western North ...
    on April 18, 2014     Source: Environmental News Network

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