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gill membranes
(English) Membranes along the ventral and posterior margin of the operculum (gill cover) which function in respiration; they are supported by the branchiostegal rays. (See also: branchiostegal rays, gill chamber, gill cover)
membrane branchiostège
(French) Membranes situées le long du bord ventral et du bord postérieur de l'opercule ; mobiles pendant la respiration, elles sont supportées par les rayons branchiostèges. (See also: branchiostegal rays, gill chamber, gill cover)
membranas branquiais
(Portuguese) Membranas situadas ao longo das margens ventral e posterior do opérculo. São suportadas pelos raios branquiostegais. (See also: branchiostegal rays, gill chamber, gill cover)

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