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Synonyms for ganoine

shiny substance that resemble enamel and is secreted by the corium of certain fishes (especially ganoid fishes) and composes the outer layer of their scales


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Sturgeons still carry armor plates--ganoid scales consisting of bone and a crystalline salt outer-cover called ganoine.
On the posterior part of the ganoine of an adult scale(?
hedei were covered by a very thin ganoine layer (Schultze 1977, p.
He found a thin layer of ganoine, called single-layered ganoine, in the scales of A.
scorpius are rather similar in size to those of these other actinopterygians but the underlying tissue is different, as the teleost scales consist of laminated bone, while the polypteriform and lepisosteiform fishes have ganoid scales with hard, multilayered, enamel-like ganoine in their upper part.
Nouveau remaniement de la ganoine chez un Semionotidae du Cretace superieur de Bolivie: interet paleobiologique.