Prehensile and non-prehensile tails among syngnathid fishes: what's the difference?

@article{Neutens2017PrehensileAN,
  title={Prehensile and non-prehensile tails among syngnathid fishes: what's the difference?},
  author={C{\'e}line Neutens and Bart de Dobbelaer and Peter D Claes and Dominique Adriaens},
  journal={Zoology},
  year={2017},
  volume={120},
  pages={62-72}
}
All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra. Seahorses and pipehorses have prehensile tails, a unique characteristic among teleosts that allows them to grasp and hold onto substrates. Pipefishes, in contrast, possess a more rigid tail. Previous research (Neutens et al., 2014) showed a wide range of variation within the skeletal morphology of different members in the syngnathid family. The goal of this study is… CONTINUE READING

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All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra .
All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra .
All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra .
All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra .
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All syngnathid fishes are characterized by a tail with a vertebral column that is surrounded by dermal Plates - four per vertebra .
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