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(English) The line along which the jaws of a fish close; the length of the gape is a straight-line measurement from the snout tip to the mouth angle; opening of the mouth, measured tranversely. (See also: mouth, snout, jaws)
ouverture de la bouche
(French) La ligne le long dequelle les mâchoires d'un poisson se ferment; la longueur du bâillement est une mesure de la ligne droit de la pointe du museau à l'angle de la bouche. (See also: mouth, snout, jaws)
(Portuguese) Linha definida pelo fecho da mandíbula dos peixes; comprimento; mede-se desde a parte anterior do focinho até ao ângulo da boca. (See also: mouth, snout, jaws)

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