hyperostosis

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hyperostosis

[‚hī·pə‚rä′stō·səs]
(medicine)
Hypertrophy of bony tissue.
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Even though I knew this was a hyperostotic skull, I still had trouble identifying your particular fish species.
I started searching for illustrations of hyperostotic fish bones using the names of fish that looked most similar to your fish skull, such as several species from the drum family.
Each species has a different pattern of hyperostotic bone development and anal-fin color.