How different is the fish epidermis from the amphibian epidermis?

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Biology

The fish epidermis is very thin and contains mucus-secreting cells. The fish skin does not present keratin. The mucus has a protective function and it also helps the sliding of the animal under water. (The fish scales originate from the dermis and not from the epidermis.) 

In amphibians there is already a slight keratinization of the skin, probably an additional adaptation to the terrestrial environment. Amphibians have smooth and wet epidermis without scales. These features facilitate their cutaneous respiration.

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Dipti KC
May 25, 2023
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