My marine biodiversity exploration at home continues!
This is fish scale of Sebastiscus marmoratus, commonly called Marbled rockfish.
In Japanese, it’s called Kasago かさご, but I learned that in the local dialect it’s also called Arakabu あらかぶ. So many names!
This is what the fish looked like on the dinner table
I saved this piece from the dinner plate, mounted dry on a blank slide, and placed a PVC reusable coverslip over it. And the micrographs above were captured with iPhone 6