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Large category that can include any member of the classes Cephalochordata (lancelets), Agnatha (hagfish and lampreys), Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays), Holocephali (ghost sharks), Osteichthyes (bony fish), Gastropoda (gastropods), Pelecypoda (bivalves), Cephalopoda (cephalopods), and Crustacea (crustaceans).

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African lungfishes

Animals; Fish

African lungfishes are elongated, eel-like fishes, with thread-like pectoral and pelvic fins. They can either swim like eels, or crawl along the bottom, using their pectoral and pelvic fins.The ...


Animals; Fish

A large fish with a long body like a shark and a thick skin covered with rows of bony, plate like scales.It is used as food and valued for its eggs.

bony fish

Animals; Fish

A fish that has a skeleton made of bone rather than cartilage. Most of the fish are bony fish.


Animals; Fish

Living or growing in water. Water lilies are aquatic plants, Shrimps are aquatic animals.All plants and animals in water are called aquatic.


Animals; Fish

A hard, flexible material that hangs in plates from the upper jaw of certain whales. Baleen is used by whales to strain food from seawater.

cartilaginous fish

Animals; Fish

A fish that has a skeleton made mainly of cartilage rather than bone. Sharks and rays are all cartilaginous fish.


Animals; Fish

Having a body temperature that changes with the temperature of the environment, such as fish are cold-blooded.

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