bony fish

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bony fish

Any of various fishes in the group Osteichthyes, having a bony rather than cartilaginous skeleton and including the lobe-finned fishes and the ray-finned fishes.

bony fish

(Animals) any fish of the class Osteichthyes, including most of the extant species, having a skeleton of bone rather than cartilage

bon′y fish`

any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed chiefly of bone.

bon·y fish

A fish having a bony rather than cartilaginous skeleton. Most living species of fish are bony fish. Compare cartilaginous fish, jawless fish.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyesbony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyes  
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
class Osteichthyes, Osteichthyes - a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage
crossopterygian, lobefin, lobe-finned fish - any fish of the order Crossopterygii; most known only in fossil form
lungfish - air-breathing fish having an elongated body and fleshy paired fins; certain species construct mucus-lined mud coverings in which to survive drought
teleost, teleost fish, teleostan - a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei
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The most important commercial fish species in the Caspian Sea are divided into three groups; bony fish, Caspian Sea sprat and sturgeon fish species.
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The discovery of a 423-million-year-old armored fish from China suggests that the jaws of all modern bony fish and land vertebrates originated in a bizarre group of fish called placoderms, researchers report in the Oct.
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His resulting study -- entitled "A new species of the Late Cretaceous 'sail-finned' bony fish, Pentanogmius (Actinopterygii: Tselfatiiformes), from Texas, USA" -- will appear in a forthcoming issue of the international scientific journal Cretaceous Research.
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