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Having spines; spiny:‘spinose forms will need care in collecting’
prickly, spiky, thorny, thistly, briary, brambly, bristly, bristled, spiked, barbed, pronged, scratchy, sharpView synonyms
- ‘The ocelli (eye-like spots) on the spinous dorsal fin of males are metallic blue, surrounded by a golden ring.’
- ‘Reproductively active individuals may have a uniform dark gray body with pale abdominal striping and a pale margin on the spinous region of the dorsal fin.’
- ‘Shells of T. inornatus are lacking the spinose projections of the lamellae along the subsutural keel.’
- ‘This species forms straight chains with cells held together by fusion of long spinose appendages called setae, of which there are four per cell.’
- ‘With their narrow, subrectangular glabellas often carrying paired spines or nodes and spinose librigenal margins they resemble protaspides attributed to lichids.’
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