bony fish

  1. any fish of the class Osteichthyes
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  • Two percent of the entire fauna are vertebrates, ganoid-scaled and bony fishes being the most common group. Messel Pit fossil site, Germany
  • Their diet consists primarily of bony fishes and small sharks, including young bull sharks, but they have been known to feast on everything from seabirds to dogs.
  • But they are stiff, bony fish and the young birds cannot eat them easily. Times, Sunday Times
  • Some biologists consider the fishes a “superclass, ” and divide them into three classes: bony fishes, such as sunfish and cod; fishes with a skeleton formed of cartilage rather than bone, such as sharks; and fishes that lack jaws, such as lampreys. Fishes
  • Unlike sharks, bony fish as a rule have a marked tendency to be flattened in a vertical direction.
  • Paddlefish are bony fish related to the Sturgeon.
  • The division Teleostei within the Osteichthyes (bony fish) is made up of 38 orders.
  • This site has yielded a relatively well-preserved and diverse nearshore marine vertebrate fauna consisting of sharks, rays, bony fishes, reptiles, and whales.
  • There is not a smooth trajectory connecting these bony fish ancestors to flatfish lying on their belly.
  • Bony fishes, lungfishes, & most ganoids - retain highly cartilaginous neurocranium that is covered by membrane bone
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