One of the bony or cartilaginous arches situated on either side of the pharynx that form the branchial arches and lower jaw.
Glossary: visceral arch
Sticky, adhesive; thick; glutinous. Having viscosity.
Glossary: viscid egg
Fish egg with an adhesive surface allowing it to fasten to solid surfaces.
Artificial enclosure of variable size used to house plants or animals.
The state or quality of being viviparous.
Giving birth to living offspring that develop within the mother's body, e.g., most mammals, many reptiles, some fishes. There is a direct placental or equivalent connection to the mother, meaning that members of the family Poeciliidae are not strictly viviparous and more correctly referred to as ovoviviparous.
Thin, anterior, flattened bone dividing the nostrils in most vertebrates. Sometimes bears teeth.
Glossary: voucher specimen
Specimen housed in a permanent, usually museum, collection, ideally including detailed collection data such as date, location, etc.. Assigned a specific code in order in case later reference is required. May be a type specimen.