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Noun1.Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishesChondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishes      
Craniata, subphylum Craniata, subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata - fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals
cartilaginous fish, chondrichthian - fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified
Holocephali, subclass Holocephali - chimaeras and extinct forms
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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deals with fish and fishlike organisms starting with cephalochordates, hagfishes, lampreys, cartilaginous fishes (including spookfishes) and "all the known teleosts" that occur in south Australian waters.
Cartilaginous fishes include sharks, rays, skates and chimaeras.
Among the cartilaginous fishes, the elephant shark was selected for sequencing because of its compact genome, which is one-third the size of the human genome.
After this, the Greek knowledge of sharks and other cartilaginous fishes was lost until the Renaissance.
It has been used to produce growth estimates for cartilaginous fishes (Francis and Francis, 1992; Francis, 1997; Francis and Mulligan, 1998; Simpendorfer, 2000; Simpendorfer, et al.