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Do mackerel have fins and scales?

The caudal fin is broad, but short and deeply forked. The scales of the mackerel are so small that its skin feels velvety to the touch; indeed they are hardly to be seen on the belly with the naked eye, but those about the pectoral fins and on the shoulders are somewhat larger.

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Consequently, what fish do not have fins and scales?

These include shrimp/prawns, lobster, scallops, mussels, oysters, squid, octopus, crabs and other shellfish) is not clean. Some "fin fish" do not have scales (e.g. various types of tuna - blue fin and yellow fin are clean) and therefore are also included amongst the Biblical unclean foods.

Furthermore, do catfish have fins and scales? Many will insist that if a fish has fins with any scales it is to be considered a clean kosher fish. Catfish (some) have scutes, which are scale-like bony plates covering most of their body that are imbedded deep within their skin. Sharks have placoid scales that are made of bone and are imbedded in their skin.

Also to know is, do sardines have fins and scales?

Sardines are small, silvery, elongated fishes with a single short dorsal fin, no lateral line, and no scales on the head. After catching, the fish are submerged in brine while they are transported to shore. Sardines are canned in many different ways.

Does Pollock have fins and scales?

Both species commonly referred to as pollock, the Alaskan pollock and Atlantic pollock, have scales. The presence of scales is especially important for members of the Jewish faith who are only permitted to eat kosher fish, which must have both fins and scales. Pollock is a member of the cod family of fish.

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