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dorsal fin
(english) A median fin along the back which is supported by rays. There may be two or more dorsal fins, in which case the most anterior one is designated the first. (See also: median fins, ray, dorsal fin)
nageoire dorsale
(french) Une nageoire médiane qui se trouve le long du dos et qui est supporté par les rayons. Il peut y avoir deux ou plus de deux nageoires dorsales, dans ce cas, le plus antérieur est désigné le premier. (See also: median fins, ray, dorsal fin)
barbatana dorsal
(portuguese) Barbatana mediana ao longo de alguns peixes suportada por raios. Podem existir uma ou mais sendo a mais anterior chamada a primeira dorsal. (See also: median fins, ray, dorsal fin)

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