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What is this a picture of?
Identify the following:
Trunk vertebrae
Caudal vertebrae
Ribs
Pectoral fin
Tail fin
Fish Axial Skeleton
What structure protects the spinal cord?
Vertebrea
What are two physical characteristics of the vertebral column of all vertebrates?
Rigidity & Flexibility
What is the function of the vertebral column in FISH?
Compression strut
Resist telescoping
In FISH, what marks the transition between Trunk and Caudal vertebrae?
Anus
How do ribs function in FISH?
strengthen MYOSEPTA(where
longitudinal muscle fibers
attach)
transfer forces to vertebral axis
What is this a picture of?
Identify the following:
Neural spine
Hemal spine
Fish Vertebrae
What is the function of the neural spine?
processes on vertebrae- lrg muscle attachment area