See also Scale (Fish)
SCALES, FISH (קַשְׂקֶ֫שֶׂת, H7989, LXX λεπίς, G3318, meaning fish scales). The rough exterior surface of a fish, removable by scraping.
Only those fish that had scales and dorsal fins were permissible for the OT Jew to eat. “Everything in the waters that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or in the rivers, you may eat” (
A fig. use is indicated in