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Mar Bio M6 Vocab

Module 6 Vocabulary

Anadromous A life cycle in which creatures are hatched in fresh water, migrate to salt water when adults, and return to fresh water in order to reproduce.
Demersal Fishes that live on the bottom of the ocean
Chromatophores Surface pigment cells that expand and contract to produce various colors
Myomeres Bands of muscle along the sides of fishes used for locomotion
Gill rakers projections along the inner surface of fishes' gills used for filter-feeding
Migration The regular movement of an organism from one location to another
Catadromous Referring to fishes that migrate from fresh water to reproduce in the ocean
Hermaphroditism A situation in which an animal has the reproductive organs of both sexes
Oviparous A type of development in which eggs are hatched outside a female's body
Ovoviviparous A type of development in which eggs are hatched inside the female's body
Viviparous A type of development in which the young obtain their nutrients directly from the mother and are birthed live
Created by: mrpicard