Scales of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar

Scales of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar

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Caption: Scales of the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. These cycloid scales (circular, untoothed) are found in smooth-finned fishes such as salmon. The age of fish can be determined from the annual growth rings on scales. This is a useful method in salmon farming where age-composition of fish groups is analysed. Scales can be plucked without serious injury to the fish. Pigment in the scale epidermis gives the fish its markings.

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Keywords: animal, bony fish, fish, fish scale, nature, pisces, salmo salar, salmon, salmon scales, scale, wildlife, zoology

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