|Quick Reference: Sea Creatures Postures|
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Quick Reference: Sea Creatures Postures
Tthe denizens of the ocean are also seen in armory. They range from the dolphin (a fish very different from Flipper) and the whale through various different fish used primarily for canting. Rounding out the aquatic cavalcade are lobsters, crabs, escallops, octopi (blazoned as polypus) and squid (blazoned as calamarie).
Just as beasts and birds have certain names for postures, most fish have specific names for postures, as outlined below.
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