Crystals create iridescent sheen: rainbow trout
The scales of a rainbow trout have a silvery shine due to guanine crystals.
|Biomimetic Application Ideas|
|Iridescent paints, textiles, cosmetics, buildings, or coatings.|
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Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum, 1792)
[Steelhead trout, Steelhead, Rainbow trout, Baiser, Baja California rainbow trout, Brown trout, Coast angel trout, Coast rainbow trout, Coast range trout, Hardhead, Kamloops, Kamloops trout, Kamchatka salmon, Kamchatka steelhead, Kamchatka trout, Lord-fish]
IUCN Red List Status: Unknown
Some organism data provided by: FishBase
Organism/taxonomy data provided by:
Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2008 Annual Checklist
Application Ideas: Iridescent paints, textiles, cosmetics, buildings, or coatings.
Industrial Sector(s) interested in this strategy: Paints, textiles, cosmetics, building