Taxon profile


bony fishes
Osteichthyes Huxley, 1880

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  infraphylum Gnathostomata - jawed vertebrates

Scientific synonyms


Other names

= bony fish

Temporal range:Upper Silurian - recent


Functions restricted to taxon Osteichthyes

Important groups

Anguilliformes, Cypriniformes, Characiformes, Siluriformes - catfish, Salmoniformes - salmons, Lophiiformes - anglerfishes, Cyprinodontiformes, Beryciformes, Syngnathiformes, Scorpaeniformes - scorpionfishes and flatheads, Perciformes - perch-likes, Pleuronectiformes - flatfish, Tetraodontiformes

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Subordinated taxa

Number of records: 2

class Actinopterygii Klein, 1885 - ray-finned fishes
class Sarcopterygii Romer, 1955

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extinct taxon