class Chondrichthyes

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Related to class Chondrichthyes: class Aves, class Amphibia, class Mammalia, class Osteichthyes
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Noun1.class Chondrichthyes - cartilaginous fishesclass Chondrichthyes - 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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Instead, they belong in the class Chondrichthyes, where fish have skeletons made of cartilage (tough, flexible tissue).
Other cartilaginous marine animals include rays, skates, and chimaeras, and they--as well as sharks--are grouped in the class Chondrichthyes. Bony fishes, on the other hand, are placed in the class Osteichthyes.