What do fishes fins do?
Fishes use their fins for protection and to swim. Fish can have single fins or a pair of fins on their bodies.
no the common fishes do but the special and specific fishes don't. ============================================== No. Hagfishes and lampreys don't have any paired fins. Nor do spiny eels. Some others are: Order Gymnotiformes: South American knifefishes. Family Syngnathidae: Sea horses and some pipefishes Flabby whalefishes
The Actinopterygii, or ray-finned fishes, constitute a class or subclass of the bony fishes. The ray-finned fishes are so called because they possess lepidotrichia or "fin rays", their fins being webs of skin supported by bony or horny spines "rays", as opposed to the fleshy, lobed fins that characterize the class Sarcopterygii which also, however, possess lepidotrichia. These actinopterygian fin rays attach directly to the proximal or basal skeletal elements, the radials, which represent the…
William A. Gosline has written: 'Functional morphology and classification of teleostean fishes' -- subject(s): Classification, Fishes, Morphology, Osteichthyes 'The cyprinid dermosphenotic and the subfamily Rasborinae' -- subject(s): Anatomy, Classification, Cyprinidae, Eye-sockets, Fishes 'Unbranched dorsal-fin rays and subfamily classification in the fish family Cyprinidae' -- subject(s): Classification, Cyprinidae, Fins, Fishes 'Some osteological features of modern lower teleostean fishes' -- subject(s): Anatomy, Fishes, Osteichthyes, Skeleton