A slender tactile organ on the lips of certain fishes.
A large fresh-water fish (Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Its upper jaw is furnished with four barbels.
die Barbe Barbus barbus
small, whisker-like projection near the mouth of a fish (functions in tactile and taste sensation)
a long, slender organ extending from the chins of some fishes, sometimes used as a lure to attract prey.
a long, fleshy projection, usually about the mouths of fishes.
whisker or finger-like appendages around the mouth
Finger like projections most often found on the mouth of certain fish like catfish and loaches. They are used in the search for food.
Whisker-like growths around the mouth, used for finding food and communication; a sensory organ.
Whisker-like projections around the mouth the fish. Usually sensory organs.
an elongated, hair-like projection, usually about the mouth, chin, or nose, as in the cods and sturgeons
slender tactile process on the jaws of a fish
Slender, fleshy projection on the head, usually around the mouth; includes tactile (sensitive to touch) organ.
A small fleshy protuberance on the chin and/or throat of some turtles
fleshy, sensory projection located near the jaw or mouth area of some fish.
A whisker-like sense organ of certain fishes, including catfish and carp. These fish use their barbels to "feel" along the bottom for food.
A fleshy projection of skin, often threadlike, usually found near the mouth, chin, or nostril
Small, fleshy, worm-like appendage located near the mouth of certain fish. Sensory in nature, may aid in food location. Bycatch The harvest of fish or shellfish other than the species for which the fishing gear was used. Examples are blue crabs caught in shrimp trawls or sharks caught on a tuna line. Bycatch is also often called incidental catch. Some bycatch is kept for sale.
A fleshy projection of the skin of a fish, often threadlike, and generally near the mouth, chin, or nostrils. A noteworthy characteristic of Bullhead Catfishes, Burbot, and Sturgeon.
Whisker-like projections most often found around the mouth of certain fish like catfish and loaches. They are a sensory organ and are used for finding food and for communication.
a fleshy process (whisker-like) found near the mouth.
fleshy, sensory protuberance near the mouth of some fish species used to detect food.
Pendent appendages adjacent the mouth of certain fishes like carp. Sensory organs used for detecting food, but also very sensitive to chemicals in the water.
Fleshy appendages often found on the mouths of certain fishes such as carp, catfish, and loaches. These fleshy "feelers" are used to find food.
sensory protrusion which hangs down; common on the head of bottom dwelling fishes
Barbels are sensory projections near the nostrils and mouth of some sharks (e.g., the nurse shark). These barbels are whisker-like feelers used to taste and feel.
Barbels are group of large carp-like freshwater fish, almost all of the genus Barbus.
A barbel on a fish (or turtle) is a slender, whiskerlike tactile organ near the mouth. Fish that have barbels include the catfish, the carp, the goatfish, Sturgeon, and some species of shark. They house the taste buds of such fish and are used to search for food in murky water.