Fish Scales—Black Nox Angelfish (Centropyge Nox)

Fish Scales - Black Nox Angelfish (Centropyge Nox) - Courtesy Dr. Dylan Wainwright

This series of fish scales shows the many variations in morphology between fish species. 

The Black Nox Angelfish is a tropical coral reef fish that has large scales with very long spines that point posteriorly, giving the surface a ridged appearance. This fish even has these scales on parts of their fins, such as the tail seen in this data.

For this dataset, a 2.5 mm long wavelength filter attenuates the wavy shape of the specimen, highlighting the smaller peaks along the scales.

Measured via GelSight Mobile surface analysis system

Data Source: Dr. Dylan Wainwright, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

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Read more about Dr. Wainwrights’ research here.

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How to cite

If you use this dataset, please reference it as follows:

Digital Metrology Solutions. “Surface Library.” Digitalmetrology, digitalmetrology.com/dataset/fish-scales-black-nox-angelfish-centropyge-nox. Accessed Feb 29, 2024.