Uniserial fin - a special plan of structure of pectoral and pelvic fins of keystepper and cartilaginous fishes, in which radial cartilages attached to basal cartilages are located only on one side.
There are 2 types of paired fins:
a) biserial type - fins have a central split axis to which the radials are attached in pairs (shovelnose and double-breathed fishes);
b) uniserial type - radials are only attached to one side of the central axis (Kysteptera fishes).
In kystepteran fishes, the radials are attached on only one side of a less well defined segmental central axis (uniserial type).
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