Definition of Ganoid. Meaning of Ganoid. Synonyms of Ganoid

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Definition of Ganoid

Ganoid
Ganoid Ga"noid, a. [Gr. ? brightness + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to Ganoidei. -- n. One of the Ganoidei. Ganoid scale (Zo["o]l.), one kind of scales of the ganoid fishes, composed of an inner layer of bone, and an outer layer of shining enamel. They are often so arranged as to form a coat of mail.

Meaning of Ganoid from wikipedia

- cycloid scales of salmon and carp, or the ctenoid scales of perch, or the ganoid scales of sturgeons and gars. Cartilaginous fishes (sharks and rays) are...
- true cosmoid scales. Ganoid scales can be found on gars (family Lepisosteidae), bichirs, and reedfishes (family Polypteridae). Ganoid scales are similar...
- they are ganoid scales, which are bone-like, rhomboidal-shaped scales, often with serrated edges, and covered by an enamel-like substance. Ganoid scales...
- Caribbean islands. Gars have elongated bodies that are heavily armored with ganoid scales, and fronted by similarly elongated jaws filled with long, sharp...
- reduced to vestigial remnants and the bones are lightly ossified. The thick ganoid scales of the gars are more primitive than those of the bowfin. Holostei...
- (typical of sharks and rays), cosmoid (fossil lungfish and coelacanths), ganoid (various fossil fish but also living gars and bichirs), cycloid, and ctenoid...
- Andreolepis was generally regarded as a primitive actinopterygiian based on its ganoid scale structure, some new research regards it as a stem group of osteichthyans...
- placoid scales. Mucus glands coat the body. Most have smooth and overlapping ganoid, cycloid or ctenoid scales. Traditionally, Osteichthyes is considered a...
- about 60 cm (24 in) and is armored by rows of interlocking, rhomboidal ganoid scales. The shortnose gar is an ambush predator, feeding mostly on fish...
- developed. They have an olive brown to green torpedo-shaped body armored with ganoid scales, elongated jaws that form a needle-like snout nearly three times...
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