Osteichthyes

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Osteichthyes

[‚ä·stē′ik·thē‚ēz]
(vertebrate zoology)
The bony fishes, a class of fishlike vertebrates distinguished by having a bony skeleton, a swim bladder, a true gill cover, and mesodermal ganoid, cycloid, or ctenoid scales.
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The rRNA genes showed a slightly lower A+T contents comparing with the protein-coding genes and tRNA genes (Supplementary Table II), however, slightly richer than other bony fishes (Kim et al., 2004).
A total of 33 taxa were caught during this study, specifically 11 species of sharks (2 species belonging to Mobulidae), 6 species of billfish, 3 species of tuna, 12 species of other bony fishes and a single species of marine turtle (Table 1).
Material properties of the skins of cartilaginous (e.g., Naresh et al., 1997) and bony fishes (e.g., Hebrank, 1980; Hebrank and Hebrank, 1986; Brainerd, 1994) have been measured; however, data sets from testing on jawless fish skins have yet to be published.
Surajit Debnath: A Review on the physiology of Insulin like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I) peptide in bony fishes and its phylogenetic correlation in 30 different taxa of 14 families of teleosts.
Great white sharks are known to congregate near concentrations of schooling bony fishes such as tuna, pilchards and bluefish.
The origin of higher clades; osteology, myology, phylogeny, and evolution of bony fishes and the rise of tetrapods.
(1977), the celiacomesenteric artery of bony fishes emerges from the dorsal aorta, unlike the pirarucu, in which this artery originates from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th left efferent branchial arteries.
Pillans says little is known about sawfish movements, biology and habitats, but as a general rule, sawfish species have much lower reproductive rates than bony fishes.
It reportedly feeds on smaller sharks, bony fishes, and crabs.
The following sections deal with different types of seafood - cartilaginous fishes, bony fishes, crustaceans, molluscs and other invertebrates.
Rare fossils include annelid worms, crabs, a spiny lobster, a ratfish, a ray, a few bony fishes, and the reptiles reported here Reptiles have not been previously reported from the Paleocene or Eocene of any state or province bordering the Great Lakes.