10th April 2012
Bony Fish - class Osteichthyes
• Skeleton made of bone    - 96% of all fishes• Cycloid or ctenoid scales    - Thin, flexible, overlapping, bone• Mouth typically terminal• Grow teeth in place• Gas bladder    - adjusts buoyancy    - present in advanced fishes• Extremely successful    - Wide range of adaptations
(Pictured is a Pumpkinseed Sunfish [Lepomis gibbosus])

Bony Fish - class Osteichthyes

• Skeleton made of bone
    - 96% of all fishes
• Cycloid or ctenoid scales
    - Thin, flexible, overlapping, bone
• Mouth typically terminal
• Grow teeth in place
• Gas bladder
    - adjusts buoyancy
    - present in advanced fishes
• Extremely successful
    - Wide range of adaptations

(Pictured is a Pumpkinseed Sunfish [Lepomis gibbosus])

notes

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