(redirected from Bony fishes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Bony fishes: Cartilaginous fishes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
References in periodicals archive ?
Sea bass, along with other bony fishes, rely on a characteristic 'startle and response' mechanism to get away from predators.
Nylon leaders showed lower at-haulback mortality for most bony fishes, except swordfish.
Compared with other bony fishes, the three species shared the similar features in gene arrangements, base composition and tRNA structure.
Loose-fitting hagfish skins are comparable in strength and stiffness to the tight-fitting skins of bony fishes, cartilaginous fishes, and lamprey (Fig.
Washington, Apr 17 ( ANI ): The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates-including humans-than modern sharks do, as was previously thought.
Monophyly of Aporocotylidae was not supported; however, those aporocotylids infecting principally marine and estuarine bony fishes clearly were monophyletic.
Up until now it had been thought the anatomical peculiarities of bony fishes, the group that would eventually give rise to human beings, are specialisations that arose later in vertebrate evolutionary history in our own bony fish lineage.
Well over 2,000 or an estimated one in every 10 to 20 species of bony fishes is a goby (suborder Gobioidei or order Gobiiformes, used interchangeably in this book), yet much knowledge about gobies is broadly dispersed and as cryptic as the fishes themselves.
In the first stage, the individual teeth grew at exactly the same time and in the same positions as in other bony fishes.
The bowmouth eats crustaceans, mollusks, and bony fishes.
Shved et al, 2005 & Eppler et al, 2005 studied expression patterns of IGF-I in various stages of development in bony fishes with limited emphasis on Oreochromis species.