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TERM: Description of glossary term.

Kontext: Physiologie

breeding tubercles

Hardened protuberances developing on the fins and body of adults (usually more so in males) before or during the breeding season. Also termed nuptial tubercles or, sometimes, contact organs (in cyprinodontoids)


Miller, Robert Rush. 2005. "Freshwater Fishes of Mexico". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 1-524 (crc01245)