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bony fish

[′bō·nē ‚fish]
(vertebrate zoology)
The name applied to all members of the class Osteichthyes.
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The caudal (tail) fin, which helps propel them, is different from the tail fin of bony fish. The shark's caudal fin is usually larger on the top than on the bottom.
These include isolated teeth of the batoid genera Pseudohypolophus and Rhinobatos, along with isolated teeth and toothplates of several bony fishes including amiids, albulids, and pycnodonts.
It was assumed placoderms died out and a different group evolved into bony fish. Matt Friedman, a paleobiologist at Oxford University, said: "If you look at just the top of the skull and the body, it looks like a placoderm.
Feeding on a variety of bony fish including mackerel, tope are generally taken on boat excursions using 50lb class tackle as they are highly reputable as a tough hard fighting fish, making huge surges into the tide and making it very difficult to reel in.
Ocean sunfish are considered to be the heaviest known bony fish in the world.
As the world's largest bony fish, oarfish have no known natural predator, so unlike with lizards, any shedding of the body is probably not done in self-defense, Roberts said.
Locally, there are efforts to make these particularly bony fish more palatable--for example, during Taste of Chicago, local chefs feature different dishes using the fish.
In contrast to osmoconformers, shallow-living marine Osteichthyes (bony fish) are osmoregulators, maintaining an internal osmotic pressure of about 300-400 mOsm with some TMAO, but only at about 40-50 mOsm.
Using gene sequences, scientists have shown that the enzyme has hardly changed through hundreds of millions of years of evolution from bony fish to humans.
Boxfishes, sometimes called trunkfishes, constitute a family of bony fish characterized by having a body encased in a bony carapace (Smith 1986; Nelson 2006).
Sunfish - the world's largest bony fish - weigh around 30kg and are native to warm, tropical waters.
Molas are the largest of all bony fish. The maximum size is unclear--sources say from 3,300 to 5,000 pounds.