Which two pairs of ribs are called floating ribs?


11th and 12th pair are called floating ribs.

Floating ribs

Floating ribs are not connected to the sternum, and they are the last two ribs (11th and 12th ribs) of the rib cage. The floating ribs are comparatively smaller and have cartilaginous tips. They are only connected to the thoracic vertebrae, so they are also known as the vertebral ribs and there is no attachment present ventrally.

Articles to Explore:

Was this answer helpful?


5 (1)


Choose An Option That Best Describes Your Problem

Thank you. Your Feedback will Help us Serve you better.

Leave a Comment

Your Mobile number and Email id will not be published. Required fields are marked *




Free Class