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In any form of the tail, it may through degeneration be attenuate or whip-like, a form called leptocercal.
In other forms (sting-rays) the tail degenerates into a whip-like organ (leptocercal), often without fins.
The term leptocercal has been suggested by Gaudry, 1883, for those tails in which the vertebral column ends in a point.
The tail is diphycercal, heterocercal, or else it degenerates into a whip-like organ, a form which has been called leptocercal.