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(English) Temporary epidermal projection on head, body, or fins of males of some species which facilitates contact with females during spawning or which is used for defense of territories; common among the Cyprinoidei. Also: wart-like bony plates or bumps in the skin, such as in the Lumpsucker. (See also: epidermis, spawning)
(Portuguese) Projecção epidérmica temporária na cabeça, corpo ou barbatanas dos machos de algumas espécies que facilita o contacto com as fêmeas na postura ou é usado na defesa de territórios. (See also: epidermis, spawning)

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