Of or relating to the lips.
Glossary: labial barbel
Barbel arising from a lip.
Glossary: labial groove
May be continuous or discontinuous
Glossary: labyrinth fish
Any member of the freshwater fish suborder Anabantoidei, characterised by possession of a labyrinth organ.
Glossary: labyrinth organ
Highly folded, vascularised, suprabranchial accessory breathing organ formed via extension of the first epibranchial bone and used to respire atmospheric oxygen. Found in all members of the freshwater fish suborder Anabantoidei.
Bone forming the lower, anterior section of the eye socket and normally the largest of the suborbital bones. Also known as the lachrymal or preorbital.
Glossary: lacrimal groove
Small groove located on the lower margin of the snout, just above the upper lip, in some fishes. Formed by a fold of skin under the edge of the lacrimal bone.
Of, related to, formed by, or inhabiting lakes or lake shores.
Thin layer, plate, scale, or membrane of bone or other tissue.
Plural of lamella.
A thin layer of bone, membrane, or other tissue.
Glossary: lamina circularis
Bony process or plate at the base of the first ( unbranched ) and second ( first branched ) ray of the pectoral-fin in most male specimens of the family Cobitidae. It is also known as ‘Canestrini’s scale’.
Lance or spear-shaped; gradually tapering to a point. Used to describe the shape of a caudal fin with long central rays.
Confined to inland bodies of water.
Small flap or fold of flesh or tissue.
Immature free-living juvenile form of an organism that undergoes metamorphosis before assuming the adult form.
Plural of larva.
Of, relating to, or being a larva.
A fish species exhibiting larvophily.
Of or relating to larvophily.