Fish Scales—Ozark Bass (Amboplites Constellatus)

Fish Scales—Ozark Bass (Amboplites Constellatus) - Courtesy Dr. Dylan Wainwright

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

The Ozark Bass is a native North American fish that has large ctenoid scales, which have very tiny spines on the edge pointed towards the tail. These small spines are typical of many species of fishes.

For this dataset, a 4th Order Polynomial reference geometry and a 2.5 mm long wavelength filter highlight the serrations along the edges of 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-ozark-bass-amboplites-constellatus. Accessed Jun 17, 2024.