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Cartilaginous Dermal Scales in Cephalopods

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Science  20 Jun 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3886, pp. 1404-1405
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3886.1404

Abstract

Epidermal scales of the squid Cranchia scabra are composed of tissue which stains metachromatically with toluidine blue, and which is similar in appearance to hyaline cartilage.