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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sharksucker 62 39 Megalops atlanticus, tarpon 91 9 Total percentage Other Osteichthyes 72 20 Batoidea (n = 222) Rajidae T 0 Raja eglanteria, clearnose skate 16 0 Dasyatis americana, southern stingray 12 58 Dasyatis centroura, roughtail stingray 11 71 Dasyatis sp.
1 and 2) had diets that consisted (62% and 80%, respectively) of adult Osteichthyes (Clupeidae and unidentifiable fish tissue), and to a lesser extent of larval-juvenile Osteichthyes (for adult coho salmon) and euphausiids (for blue shark).
1 and 3) diets consisted mainly of adult Osteichthyes (81% and 30%, respectively); blue shark diets consisted secondarily of osteichthyean tissue (16%), and adult coho salmon diet consisted secondarily of brachyuran larvae (69% of which were Dungeness crab [Cancer magister] megalopae).
For trophic group B, larval juvenile Osteichthyes and adult euphausiids together accounted for over 80% of the total percent similarity in diets among the three nekton, and larval-juvenile Osteichthyes accounted for 60% of the overlap.
Most of the similarity in diet within this trophic group was due to larval-juvenile Osteichthyes (70% of total similarity).
The fishes were relatively well represented (unidentified Osteichthyes 8.
sicarius (94% IRI) and unidentified Osteichthyes (4.
06% IRI), the most important prey, followed by Osteichthyes (6.
61 Phylum Chordata Class Osteichthyes Engraulis ringens 0.
The family Pinguipedidae Osteichthyes, Perciformes) includes six genera and about 50 marine species and one freshwater species (Froese and Pauly, 2004).