Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic superclass within the infraphylum Gnathostomata — the bony fish.

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  • n. a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὀστέον (osteon, "bone") + ἰχθύς (ikhthūs, "fish").

Examples

  • All species of fishes that occur in Messel are so-called Osteichthyes, where their skeleton is, at least in part, composed of true bone.

    Messel Pit fossil site, Germany

  • In the new Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, I've made my way through several articles over the last week: "Bistahieversor sealeyi, gen. et sp. nov., a new tyrannosauroid from New Mexico and the origin of deep snouts in Tyrannosauroidea"; "A reappraisal of the origin and basal radiation of the Osteichthyes"; and "Demythologizing Arctodus simus, the 'short-faced' long-legged predaceous bear that never was."

    "No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise."

  • Osteichthyes have a patter of rooted teeth, cranial bones, and medial mandibular muscle in the lower portion of their jaw.

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  • The labyrinth in the ear of Osteichthyes contain large operculum to help them breathe even when they are not moving throught the water.

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  • Osteichthyes, making them the largest taxa of vertebrates left in existence today.

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  • The reproduction among organisms in Osteichthyes varies greatly, but is all sexual reproduction with separate sexes.

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  • These eggs hatch and eventually become salmon. ocean sunfish is the biggest member of Osteichthyes, weighing up to 5,000 lb. and as long as

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  • Other Osteichthyes have cycloid scales that grow with the fish, are thin, more flexable, and overlap eachother.

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  • Osteichthyes was recently elevated from a taxonomic class into a superclass that is separated into two different classes,.

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  • Superclass: Osteichthyes cartilaginous fish, which have no bones.

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