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why do catfish not have scales?

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Most fish have scales on their bodies. Some do not have scales. Eels and catfish do not have scales.


they have no scales but if they do have scales they have very few on their body


Catfish and tuna don't have scales.


yeah, Catfish have no scales at all. They feel really wierd and fleshy


Most fish do in fact have scales, even some with scales that are nearly microscopic in size; many catfish however do not have scales, they have armour plating, but not scales.


Because it doesn't have fins and scales (See Deuteronomy ch.14). Specifically, it does not have scales. Catfish, like adult swordfish, have a skin, which is formed by one continuous surface as opposed to scales, which we can see on tuna and salmon.


no not exactly they are actually kind of like catfish there smooth


Catfish. Sharks don't have scales either. Both have a tough, rubbery mucous membrane that insulates their tissues.


Fish that do not have scales include catfish, sharks, rays, skates, moray eels, blennies, hagfish and lampreys


Are you asking about this because of the law in the old testament regarding kosher eating? some fish that have scales are salmon, trout, tuna, talapia. catfish do not have scales


It has skin not scales like other fresh water fish.


no, it has scales and long whisker like skin pieces like a small mustache :)


Yes. Most fish do. With the exception of swordfish, catfish, and eels, primarily. Yes. Most fish do. With the exception of swordfish, catfish, and eels, primarily.


Scales act as a kind of armor, helping protect the skin of fish. Scales also help water move more smoothly over a fish as it swims. Even so, some fish, such as catfish and lampreys, have no scales.


According to the Bible, you may eat anything with fins and scales. Catfish have fins and scales, so the answer to the question is "no". Leviticus 11:9-12"These you may eat, of all that are in the waters. Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat. But anything in the seas or the rivers that has not fins and scales, of the swarming creatures in the waters and of the living creatures that are in the waters, is detestable to you. You shall regard them as detestable; you shall not eat any of their flesh, and you shall detest their carcasses. Everything in the waters that has not fins and scales is detestable to you."Answer:The "catfish" is "unclean" by the definition of God's dietary commandment. It "has no scales" and is what is called by some a "skinfish."


Shellfish, mollusks, catfish, sharks, eels, coral, jellyfish, and many others.


Fish are animals that have moist scales. This is due to a layer of mucus coating the scales. However, a minority of fish don't have any scales at all. Catfish and eels are examples of scaleless fish.


No they do not have scales, there are two types however: naked and armor-plated. In some species, the mucus-covered skin is used in cutaneous (skin) respiration (somewhat like amphibians).


Pangasius fish, a type of catfish found in South and Southeast Asia, has no scales. Some people have severe allergic reactions to pangasius who otherwise have no fish allergy.


Fresh water fish do have scales. There are some exceptions, like catfish, but most fresh water fish have scales.


No one knows for sure what would happen if fish had no scales. Scales protect most fish. Fish would die much more easily without scales because they would not have a way to camouflage themselves from predators. Jawless fish do not have any scales, rather they have a skeleton made out of cartilage to protect them. This is what I thinkcould happen.Answer:Consider the situation of catfish and sharks. Both are fish. Neither have scales.


Yes, Salmon do have fins and scales like most fish (although som fish, like catfish, do not have scales). I have never heard of a fish without fins, although eels have less fins than many other fish. The scales tend to be small and most fish vendors will sell salmon fillets with the skin and scales still on (although some people think the scales are unpleasant).


{| ! height="20" bgcolor="#E8F3FF" | Species: | Pangasius Hypophthalmus ! height="20" bgcolor="#E8F3FF" | | NO THEY DONT HAVE SCALES, THE CREAM DORY IS A SCALELESS FRESH WATER TYPE OF ViIETNAMESE CATFISH. |}


Ummm... pretty much all fish have scales! Dolphins and whales don't but they're mammals, not fish! While most fish do have scales, there are many that do not. The shorter list would be which fish do not have scales. Some examples of fish without scales are catfish, angler fish, and sharks. In order for a fish to be kosher, it must have fins and scales. If you search for a list of kosher fish, then all the kosher ones will have scales.


Catfish, sharks, skates, rays, moray eels, sea lampreys, Atlantic hagfish, blobfish, Vandellia cirrhosa.



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