Definition: length of a fish measured from the tip of the snout to the posterior end of the last vertebra or to the posterior end of the midlateral portion of the hypural plate. Simply put, this measurement excludes the length of the caudal fin
Definition: A taxon is Endangered when the best available evidence indicates that it meets any of the
criteria A to E for Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.
Definition: Component found in mineralized skeletal tissue, (a specialized form of biogenic tissue in which the extracellular matrix is mineralized, and which functions in mechanical and structural support.)