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scale counts
(english) Some fish have relatively large and firmly attached scales, which make counting very easy. Others have very small scales which may be covered with mucous, or have scales that are easily shed. It is often helpful to dry the area to be counted by blowing air over it. In some cases it may be necessary to lift the posterior edge of each scale individually with a fine needle to assure an accurate count. A dissecting microscope or other magnification is often necessary for accurate counts. See lateral line, longitudinal scale series, transverse rows, circumference, caudal peduncle, cheek, predorsal, etc. (See also: scale, lateral line, posterior)

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