class Osteichthyes


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Related to class Osteichthyes: class Chondrichthyes, class Amphibia
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Noun1.class Osteichthyes - a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
bony fish - any fish of the class Osteichthyes
Crossopterygii, subclass Crossopterygii - fishes having paired fins resembling limbs and regarded as ancestral to amphibians
Dipnoi, subclass Dipnoi - bony fishes of the southern hemisphere that breathe by a modified air bladder as well as gills; sometimes classified as an order of Crossopterygii
subclass Teleostei, Teleostei - large diverse group of bony fishes; includes most living species
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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15 Family Sciuridae 1 Fishes Class Osteichthyes 12 Birds Unidentified passerine 1 Earthworms Class Oligochaeta 1 Unknown 294 Total 1280
Bony fishes, on the other hand, are placed in the class Osteichthyes.