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pectoral bite
(English) In elasmobranchs, a type of 'courtship bite', the male bites and holds a female's pectoral fin. A common male maneuver to hold and position a female while mating (Ref. 51093, 51111, 51126). It may lead to the 'grasp' (Ref. 51126) and is similar to pectoral nipping (Ref. 35892). (See also: Graavisuolattu lohi)

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