leathery appendix

leathery appendix
oral fimbria (one of a series of small tag-like appendages around the perimeter of the oral disc of lampreys (Petromyzontiformes), presumed to help create an effective seal when the lamprey is attached to its host and also probably sensory. Also called fringed processes, leaf-like processes, epithelial fringe, fringed lappets and leathery appendages)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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