Fish-Scale Geckos' Delicate Skin Conceals Body Armor (image) Florida Museum of Natural History Share Print E-Mail Caption Fish-scale geckos shed their skin when threatened. But CT scans reveal bony deposits -- essentially body armor -- in their scales, raising the question of why the geckos seem to have conflicting defense strategies. Credit Image by Paluh et al. in the African Journal of Herpetology Usage Restrictions Please credit Paluh et al. in the African Journal of Herpetology Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.