Definition of bony fish in English:

bony fish

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noun

  • A fish of a large class distinguished by a skeleton of bone, and comprising the majority of modern fishes. Compare with cartilaginous fish.
    • Class Osteichthyes: two or three subclasses
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    • By the late Devonian, 360 million years ago, early cartilaginous fish and bony fish were diversifying.
    • Dr Tyler says there is some agreement that the common ancestor was a bony fish (class Osteichthyes).
    • These advances culminated in the modern bony fish, or teleosts, which show a tremendous diversity of mouth parts and feeding specializations.

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