Anal fin



the median, unpaired fin on the ventral margin between the anus and the caudal fin in fishes.
Historical Examples

anal fin resembling the second dorsal, greyish, with the margin dull-purple.
Zoological Illustrations, Volume I William Swainson

noun
a median ventral unpaired fin, situated between the anus and the tail fin in fishes, that helps to maintain stable equilibrium

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