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(English) An external shield-like bony plate or an enlarged scale; a modified, thickened scale that often is keeled or spiny; projecting, modified (rough and strongly ridged) scales in some fish, usually associated with the lateral line, or at the side in the tail region, or along the ventral profile; e.g. bony plates along the body of Acipenseridae, sharp-edged midventral scales of Clupeidae. (See also: scale, spine, keel)
(French) Plaque osseuse externe ou une écaille agrandie ; écaille modifiée et épaisse qui est souvent caréné ou épineuse ; écaille projetante et modifiée (rugueuse et fortement striée) chez quelques poissons, habituellement associée avec la ligne latérale, ou sur le côté de la queue, ou le long du profil ventral. (See also: scale, spine, keel)
placa óssea
(Portuguese) Escama grande ou placa óssea externa; escama modificada, espessa e frequentemente com uma crista ou um espinho; usualmente associadas à linha lateral, à região da cauda ou ao perfil ventral. (See also: scale, spine, keel)

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