Adipose fin

a small, fleshy fin, usually lacking rays, behind the main dorsal fin in trouts, catfishes, and other bony fishes.
Historical Examples

This is known as the adipose fin, being formed of fatty substance covered by skin.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

There are also three beautiful red spots on the adipose fin.
Fly Fishing in Wonderland Klahowya

Towards the tail, and some distance from it, was an adipose fin, that was at least a foot high and fifteen feet long.
Perseverance Island Douglas Frazar

In a few catfishes, this adipose fin develops a spine or soft rays.
A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2) David Starr Jordan

a posterior dorsal fin occurring in some fish, such as those of the salmon and catfish families


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