pectoral girdle


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In ray-finned fish, such as catfish, the pectoral girdle is directly attached to the skull and retracts when suction feeding occurs. National Geographic, "These Sharks Feed in a Surprising Way," 18 July 2017

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1879, in the meaning defined above

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