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The Bony Fish

Class: Osteichthyes
  • Jessica H. Lewis

Abstract

The bony fish evolved in the late Silurian—early Devonian Age, about 300 MYA. Their ossified fossil remains show incredible diversity that continues today in the 35,000–40,000 species extant. There are more species of living fish than of all other vertebrates combined. With a rare peculiar exception, each species is subtly different from the next and can breed only within its own natural group.

Keywords

Bleeding Time Bony Fish Fish Blood Clot Retraction Arctic Grayling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica H. Lewis
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Central Blood BankPittsburghUSA

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