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.
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bony fish

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

any fish of the class Osteichthyes, characterized by gill covers, an air bladder, and a skeleton composed chiefly of bone.
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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.
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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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* Sharks lack the inflatable swim bladder that allows bony fish to control buoyancy.
"It is a very bony fish, so the Indians make a soup from them."
First, Kirsten explains that fish fall into three categories: primitive fish such as lampreys and hagfish, cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays, and bony fish which are all of those with bony skeletons.
The ocean sunfish (Mola mola) is the heaviest bony fish in the world, and is usually found in tropical, sub-tropical and temperate waters, but sometimes they wander astray and that is how Vanessa came to be caught in a net in the English Channel.
Sharks are, however, different from bony fish, because they have no bones.
Roche makes the omega-3 oils, trademarked Ropufa, from bony fish that usually are used for fish meal, which is used as animal feed in many parts of the world.
The presence of abundant homariin decapods, numerous sharks and bony fish, eucryptodire turtles, and pterosaurs reveals the abundance and diversity of the Glen Rose fauna.
adentatus represented a transition in evolution from the extinct bony fish group called the acanthodians to the cartilaginous ones called the chondrichthyes that are still around today; it is one of the links that connects the two.
Oarfish was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest bony fish to be recorded in 2015.
Unlike bony fish, such as salmon and cod, sharks don't have ear bones that build up calcified rings that reveal age.
Scientists were excited by its mUG SHOT: mix of traits from placoderms - an extinct armoured fish - and bony fish, which gave rise to all modern fish that have jaws and skeletons made of bone.