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n. 1. the class of fishes comprising the cartilaginous fishes, which includes the sharks.

Chondrichthyes is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Chondrichthyes books and related discussion.

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General biology of Chondrichthyan fishes
Chondrichthyes: Cartilaginous Fishes Superclass Gnathostomata
Chondrichthyes: Cartilaginous Fishes. Superclass Arnason et al. 2001.
Class Chondrichthyes • Two major monophyletic lineages
Class Chondrichthyes - the cartilaginous fishes. Class Chondrichthyes. • Two major monophyletic lineages.
Ratfishes. Generally found in >80 ft of water and not well known both in terms of life history and evolutionary relationship with other Chondrichthyes.
Reproduction and Development in Chondrichthyan Fishes the two

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Home Aquarium Sharks and Rays
Sharks and rays belong to the class Chondrichthyes (along with the chimeras) and the subclass elasmobranchii.

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Chondrichthyes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Introduction to the Chondrichthyes
UCMP Berkeley's introduction to the cartilaginous fish, including sharks.
Phylum: Chordata Sub-Phylum: Vertebrata Class: Chondrichthyes. The class Chondrichthyes is also known as Elasmobranchia.
ADW: Chondrichthyes: Pictures
Taxonomic information on cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays and chimaeras.
Class Chondrichthyes
COMMON NAME. Chondrichthyes. Carcharhiniformes.

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