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cten·oid

 (tĕn′oid′, tē′noid′)
adj.
Relating to or being a kind of fish scale that has marginal projections resembling the teeth of a comb.

[Greek ktenoeidēs, comblike : kteis, kten-, comb + -oeidēs, -oid.]

ctenoid

(ˈtiːnɔɪd; ˈtɛn-)
adj
(Biology) biology toothed like a comb, as the scales of perches
[C19: from Greek ktenoeidēs, from kteis comb + -oeidēs -oid]

cte•noid

(ˈti nɔɪd, ˈtɛn ɔɪd)

adj. Zool.
1. comblike or pectinate; rough-edged.
2. having rough-edged scales.
[1830–40; < Greek ktenoeidḗs like a comb. See cteno-, -oid]

ctenoid

- Means "resembling a thin-toothed comb"—like the scales of some fish.
See also related terms for scales.
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Adj.1.ctenoid - resembling a comb; having projections like the teeth of a comb
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2) is moderately deep bodied with relatively large ctenoid scales throughout the anterior two-thirds of the body.
Body covered with small or moderate sized ctenoid scales, those of cheeks and opercles in 2-3 rows all cycloid except for occasional ctenoid scale posteriorly; lateral line scales simple.
He distinguished four major types of scales in the Teleostei: cycloid, ctenoid (with three subtypes), crenate, and spinoid (ibid.
Body covered in rough ctenoid scales; head entirely scaled, scales above dorsal opercular opening origin unorganized and very small, scales organized into loose rows on preopercle and opercle, scales on snout, premaxilla, maxilla and lower jaw minute and unorganized.
Diagnosis: Dorsal rays VI-I,13; anal rays 1,14; pectoral rays 18; scales in longitudinal series 51-55; predorsal scales 17-18; 3 scales on upper anterior corner of operculum; cheek fully scaled; pre-pectoral scales present; scales ctenoid posteriorly, cycloid on head and anterodorsal portion of body; gill rakers 3-5 + 12-15; gill opening extending forward nearly to a vertical at posterior edge of orbit; dorsal fin relatively low, without elongate spines, longest spine 1.
BD BDELLIUM CN CNEMIAL CT CTENOID KL KLEPTOMANIA KR KRYPTON MN MNEMONIC PN PNEUMONIA PT PTOMAINE TM TMESIS
Distichodus mossambicus is a distinctive fish, with a deep, compressed body covered with ctenoid scales that also cover the adipose fin.
Burdak (1979) discussed the dynamics of cycloid and ctenoid scales in squamations of the leaping mullet Liza (= Mugit) saliens (Risso).
They are ctenoid with the focus positioned posterior to the center of the scale.
80 mm SL in the mid-region of the flanks of the body, increasing peripherally until the body is entirely covered by ctenoid scales at 14.
95) ctenoid, subquadrate with 8-15 primary anterior radii that converge at the focus; radii crenate at scale margin; anterolateral corners square, postero-lateral corners rounded; focus located in posterior half of scale (Daniels 1996).