Bony Fish


Bony fishes belong to a class called Osteichthyes, and have a bony skeleton. They are of two types: ray-finned fish (subclass actinopterygii) and lobe-finned fish (subclass sarcopterygii). Ray-finned fish is characterized by fins supported by spine-like rays and a swim bladder. In contrast, lobe-finned fish is characterized by fins with muscular lobes and joints.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Identify ray-finned bony fish and lobe-finned bony fish on the basis of their morphology.
- Compare ray-finned and lobe-finned bony fishes on the basis of internal structure of their fins.
- Recognize the body parts of ray-finned bony fish and lobe-finned bony fish.

Keywords Bony Fish , Fin , Spine-like Ray , Ulna , Radius , Humerus , Femur , Tibia , Fibula , Pelvic , Shoulder , Ray-finned Bony Fish , Lobe-finned Bony Fish
Controller Required Yes
Languages English - US , 中文 , عربي , Español , Tiếng Việt
Domain K-12
Topic Code SS100119
Devices Google Cardboard with controller , Google Daydream , Samsung Gear VR , Oculus Go , Pico Goblin , EduPro , WebXR