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longitudinal scale series
(English) The scale rows running along the body from behind the gills to the base of the caudal fin. The number of longitudinal series is usually counted in the transverse row from the origin of the dorsal fin to (not including) the lateral line and from (not including) the lateral line to the anal fin origin. The number of scales along a longitudinal series may count the number of lateral line scales, the number of scales in the row one above the lateral line or the number of transverse series from the gill opening to the tail base. (See also: scale, gill, caudal fin)

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