caudal

What is caudal?

caudal meaning pertaining to the tail; denoting a position more toward the tail of an animal, e.g., the tail fin of a fish is called the caudal fin. Caudal vertebrae are the vertebrae which extend into the tail of an animal

Image of a shark
Caudal fin of a shark. The dorsal lobe of the caudal fin is elongated. (Photo: Copyright Corel Corporation)

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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