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dorsal and anal fin ray counts
(English) In spiny-rayed fishes, all spines of the dorsal and anal fins are counted, regardless of their size. For soft rays, the small rays at the origins of these fins are not included in counts for minnows and suckers because they are difficult to discern. Also, in some groups the posterior (last) two small soft rays are often closer together than the others and usually share a common base element; these two rays are conventionally counted as one. (See also: fin element counts, dorsal fin, anal fin)
nombre de rayons des nageoires dorsales et anales
(French) Chez les poissons à rayons épineux, toutes les épines des nageoires dorsales et anales sont comptées, sans se soucier de leur dimension. Pour les rayons mous, les petits rayons à l'origine de ces nageoires ne sont pas inclus dans les comptes pour les vairons et les poissons suceurs parce qu'ils sont difficiles à discerner. Aussi, chez certains groupes, les deux derniers petits rayons mous postérieurs sont souvent plus proches pris ensemble que les autres et partagent habituellement un élément de base commun; ces deux rayons sont conventionnellement comptés comme un seul rayon. (See also: fin element counts, dorsal fin, anal fin)

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