Bony fish

Menhaden historically occurred in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA, although their presence in northern waters has diminished in the 20th Century.

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The Bony fish lives in the pelagic-neritic, oceanodromous, brackish, marine, pH range: 1.0 - 36.0, depth range 0 - 50 m environment.

The ocean sunfish is the largest bony fish in the world, while the longest is oarfish. Specimens of ocean sunfish have been observed up to 3.3 metres (11 ft) in length and weighing up to 2,300 kilograms (5,100 lb). More

The bony fish (Osteon = "bone"; "icthys" = "fish") are the most diverse and numerous of all vertebrates. Bony fish (Class Osteichthyes) are first seen in fossils from the Devonian (about 395 million years before present). More

Class Osteichthyes Bony fish are fish that have a skeleton made of bone. They also have teeth that are fixed onto the upper jaw. They have a swim bladder (an air filled sac that helps them with buoyancy) that opens into the gullet. More

Bony fishes occur in all freshwater and ocean environments. For more information on bony fish, visit More

* teleost fish, teleost, teleostan — a bony fish of the subclass Teleostei - ... More

All other bony fish, both freshwater and saltwater, are in this group. More

One of the smallest adult bony fishes is the dwarf pygmy goby (Pandaka pygmaea), a freshwater fish of the Philippines that reaches a length of only 8 mm (0.3 in.) at maturity (Bond, 1979). 2. More

Bony fishes have an inner ear for equilibrium, detecting acceleration, and hearing. b. There is no external opening to the ear. More

With few exceptions, all bony fish require a constant source of oxygen for respiration. Dissolved oxygen is freely available in salt and freshwater and to extract this, fish pass the water through specialised gill chambers that are richly supplied with blood vessels. More

* Learn about the anatomy of bony fishes from the Florida Museum of Natural History Characteristics 1. fins with multiple parallel endochondral supports 2. fins controlled by muscles in body wall 3. More

The longest bony fish is the oarfish (Regalecus glesne), which can reach 11 m (36 ft.). • Among the heaviest of the bony fishes is the common ocean sunfish (Mola mola), which lives throughout warm and temperate seas worldwide. More

Morphology of a bony fish: finned aquatic vertebrates animal with skin covered with scales. It lives in water and is usually oviparous. Eye: sight organ of a fish. Operculum: pair of rigid plates covering and protecting the gills of a fish. More

The class bony fish is the group of fish that have true bones. This group itself can be divided into two sub groups on basis of the percentage of true bones in it . More

commonly use the term only in reference to the jawed bony fish, that is, members of Osteichthyes. Contents - * 1 Classification * 2 Characteristics * 2. More

Some bony fish species are most active at dawn and dusk. B. Social behavior. - 1 . Many species of small bony fishes that inhabit the water column school together. More

All bony fish have skeletons made of bone. Most of them have a swim bladder or air-filled sac that helps them float. Bony fish are covered in scales and they have gills on the sides of their heads. More

- The skeleton of bony fishes is reinforced by a hard matrix of calcium phosphate - Skin is covered with flattened bony scales - Glands in the skin of the fish secrete a mucus that gives the animal it characteristic sliminess - More

Common names

Alaccia americana in Italian (Italiano)
alose tyran in French (français)
Alose-tyran in French (français)
atlantic menhaden in English
Atlantischer Menhaden in German (Deutsch)
Atlantisk menhaden in Danish (dansk)
Atlantisk menhaden in Swedish (Svenska)
Bony fish in English
bugfish in English
Bunker in English
Bunker in German (Deutsch)
Fatback in English
Lacha tirana in Spanish (español)
Menhadem in English
Menhadem in Portuguese (Português)
Menhaden in Danish (dansk)
Menhaden in Dutch (Nederlands)
Menhaden in English
Menhaden in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Menhaden in French (français)
Menhaden in German (Deutsch)
Menhaden in Icelandic (Íslenska)
Menhaden in Italian (Italiano)
Menhaden in Norwegian (Norsk)
Menhaden in Polish (polski)
Menhaden in Portuguese (Português)
Menhaden in Spanish (español)
Menhaden in Swedish (Svenska)
Menhaden atlantský in Czech (česky)
Menhaden tyran in French (français)
Moss bunker in English
mossbunker in English
Nordwestatlantischer Menhaden in German (Deutsch)
Placka menhaden in Czech (česky)
Pogy in English
Savelha in Portuguese (Português)
Shad in English
whitefish in English
мэнхеден атлантический in Russian (русский язык)
大西洋油鯡 in Mandarin Chinese
大西洋油鲱 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Brevoortia
Species : Brevoortia tyrannus
Authority : Latrobe, 1802