cartilaginous fish


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cartilaginous fish

[¦kärd·əl¦aj·ə·nas ′fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The common name for all members of the class Chondrichthyes.
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This study concluded that the lipid levels and the amount of EPA and DHA in the liver oil of all the cartilaginous fish are sufficient to be used as commercial raw materials for the manufacturing of pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.
Thus, this would put the explanation of the cartilaginous fish before both the birds and the four-footed egg-laying animals in so far as the cartilaginous fish bear live young and are more perfect than the others which generate perfect eggs.
Dubois et al [42] observed in a cartilaginous fish Squalus a stimulatory effect of insulin and IGF-I on DNA synthesis in premeiotic stages of proliferation of male germ cells.
It has been suggested that few managers worldwide are willing to constrain economically or socially important fisheries for the benefit of cartilaginous fish like sharks and rays.
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.
What family of cartilaginous fish lays its eggs enclosed in a tough case known as a mermaid's purse?
trachyderma the deposited egg case is a golden-brown colour, and is possibly the largest of any cartilaginous fish at 197 - 230 mm CL and 100-163 mm CW (Mabragana et al.
Researchers have also debated whether Helicoprion was more like a modern shark or another ancient group of cartilaginous fish, the chimaera.
Skate fall into the class known as cartilaginous fish which also include sharks and rays.
It includes bony fish (such as mackerel, tuna, anchovies, herrings, sardines, flying fish, ocean sunfish, swordfish, marlins, sailfish, barracudas), cartilaginous fish (such as blue sharks, dusky sharks, hammerhead sharks, dogfish, cat sharks, eagle rays), sea turtles, small cetaceans, pinnipeds, squid, pelagic red crab, salps, porifera, and birds.
Of the 651 samples with identifiable prey remains, 605 (93%) contained fish bones, 347 (53%) had fish otoliths, 231 (36%) contained remains from cartilaginous fish, and 41 (6%) had cephalopod beaks.