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(English) Caudal fin shape in which the lower lobe is larger and often more posteriorly directed than the upper lobe. Asymmetrical externally as well as internally, e.g. Pteraspides (fossil). (See also: caudal fin, diphycercal, heterocercal)
(French) Forme de la nageoire caudale où le lobe inférieur est plus grand que le lobe supérieur et souvent dirigé plus vers l'arrière. (See also: caudal fin, diphycercal, heterocercal)
(Portuguese) Forma da barbatana caudal em que o lobo inferior é maior. (See also: caudal fin, diphycercal, heterocercal)

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