cartilaginous fish

Definitions of cartilaginous fish
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n fishes in which the skeleton may be calcified but not ossified

Synonyms:
chondrichthian
Types:
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holocephalan, holocephalian
fish with high compressed head and a body tapering off into a long tail
elasmobranch, selachian
any of numerous fishes of the class Chondrichthyes characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton and placoid scales: sharks; rays; skates
chimaera
a deep-sea fish with a tapering body, smooth skin, and long threadlike tail
shark
any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales
ray
cartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
Type of:
fish
any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills

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