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lateral scale rows
(English) The number of near-vertical scale rows between the upper end of the gill opening and the base of the caudal fin; sometimes called vertical scale rows. This count is taken on fishes which lack a lateral line or on which the lateral-line scales are difficult to enumerate. (See also: scale, lateral line, morphometric)
rangées des écailles latérales
(French) Nombre de lignes d'écailles proches de la verticale entre le bord supérieur de l'ouverture branchiale et la base de la nageoire caudale ; quelquefois dénommé ligne d'écailles verticales. Ce compte est fait chez les poissons sans ligne latérale. (See also: scale, lateral line, morphometric)
filas de escamas da linha lateral
(Portuguese) N√ļmero de filas de escamas na vertical entre o limita superior do op√©rculo e a base da barbatana caudal. (See also: scale, lateral line, morphometric)

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