Why Do Fish Have Scales?
UNF FOR ME!
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Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
Why Do Fish Have Scales?
Fish have s...
TRUNKF ISH
This fish's scale cover most parts of the body and is
very hard. A trunkfish therefore can only move its
eyes, ...
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Boyancy
SCALES CAN SHOW HOW OLD A FI...
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Fish have two layers of skin. The epidermis, which is
the outer layer secretes mucus like substan...
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  1. 1. Why Do Fish Have Scales? UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Biology for Kids mocomi.com/learn/science/biology/
  2. 2. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Why Do Fish Have Scales? Fish have scales to protect their otherwise soft bodies. Scales are bony in structure and overlap each other. Scales have some versitality in them and can bend and slide over one another so that the fish can move. LOOK AT THESE FISH PINECONE FISH This fish has large and thick scales that overlap each other to make it look like a pine cone. UNF FOR ME!
  3. 3. TRUNKF ISH This fish's scale cover most parts of the body and is very hard. A trunkfish therefore can only move its eyes, mouth, fins and tail. SHARK A shark has small pointed scales that are teeth like teeth Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Why Do Fish Have Scales? UNF FOR ME!
  4. 4. Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© Boyancy SCALES CAN SHOW HOW OLD A FISH IS Rings on every scale can tell us about a fish's age ARE THERE ANY FISH THAT DO NOT HAVE SCALES? The catfish and the lamprey do not have scales. Why Do Fish Have Scales? UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.©
  5. 5. M ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Fish have two layers of skin. The epidermis, which is the outer layer secretes mucus like substances that protects the fish's skin from bacteria and fungi. The dermis forms the inner layer of its skin and is made of a tough bony material. PROJECT Go with your mother to the fish market and closely observe how each fish's scales are different from the other. Name 3 fishes which have colourful scales. Why Do Fish Have Scales? UNF FOR ME! Copyright 2012 Mocomi & Anibrain Digital Technologies Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved.© For more such fun biology articles and videos, visit: mocomi.com/learn/

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