ganoine


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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.
153-159), the histology of these genera is different as ganoine was found in Andreolepis and not in Lophosteus scales.