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scaleless

(ˈskeɪlləs)
adj
(of a fish or reptile) lacking scales

scaleless

(ˈskeɪlləs)
adj
(of a map) not drawn to scale
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Adj.1.scaleless - destitute of scales
unarmored, unarmoured - used of animals; without protective covering
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In addition, the number of mucous cells in the scaleless area of a fishes' body was more than the lepidote area, as seen in Harris & Hunt (1975) study that shows that fins have significantly fewer mucous cells than the rest of the body.
Catfish also have smooth, scaleless bodies and flat heads.
They avoid eating pig flesh, shellfish, scaleless fish or snails.
The morphological effects were more pronounced on the fish due to the scaleless nature of the skin which allowed the acid to penetrate into the skin and be transported along the body fluid into various organs of the body.
Since the first albino was collected three decades ago there have been many new mutations added to the list including the Tessera, Scaleless and Palmetto Corn Morphs.
Cliff's delta is a scaleless parameter, ranging from -1 to 1, that is robust to non-normally distributed data.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz8uscQzPso) National Geographic  calls it an "outlier" in a video (below) of the spineless, scaleless creature writhing on land, after being caught at a beach in Chile.
We acknowledge that this approach may exclude scaleless fishes, but expect any resulting bias to be similar across seasons and landcover types.
Study coauthor Nicolas Di-Poi, now at the University of Helsinki, found that a hair-development gene called EDA was present, but disrupted, in scaleless bearded dragons.
This scaleless species has gone largely unchanged over the last 200 million years and comes equipped with five rows of sharp bony plates that run across the top and sides of their bodies.