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Osteichthyes (Bony Fishes)

  1. Rebecca Hitchin

Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001535

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How to Cite

Hitchin, R. 2003. Osteichthyes (Bony Fishes). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAY 2003

Abstract

Osteichthyes are characterized by the presence of a well-ossified bony internal skeleton, bony scales and fins that are supported by bony rods.

Keywords:

  • actinopterygians;
  • sarcopterygians;
  • ray-finned fish;
  • lobe finned fish;
  • teleosts;
  • coelocanths;
  • lungfish