This class includes sharks and their relatives (sharks, rays, chimaeras). They are also termed as elasmobranches because of their flexible endoskeleton made up of cartilage instead of bones.
Chondrichthyes is a class that contains the cartilaginous fishes: they are jawed
vertebrates with paired fins, paired nares, scales, a heart with its chambers in ...
Sharks, skates, rays, and even stranger fish make up the Chondrichthyes, or "
cartilaginous fish." First appearing on Earth almost 450 million years ago, ...
Apr 1, 2010 ... Chondrichthyes any member of the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that
includes the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras. The class is one ...
There are around 1000 species in this class of fish. The species in this class have
a flexible skeleton made of cartilage instead of bone. Cartilage is the flexible ...
The Chondrichthyes are considered the oldest existing jawed-vertebrates related
to bony vertebrates (Osteichthyes) . The earliest dated Chondricthyes ...
Taxonomic information on cartilaginous fishes: sharks, rays and chimaeras.
The class Chondrichthyes comprises almost 1050 extant species ofcartilaginous
fishes, encompassing skates, sharks, rays, andchimaeras. The class contains ...
Cartilaginous fishes (Class Chondrichthyes, from Greek chondros, cartilage, and
ichthos, fish) are a class of aquatic, gill-breathing, finned vertebrates (animals ...
Apr 2, 2008 ... The Chondrichthyes or cartilaginous fishes are a major class of jawed ... As fish,
members of Chondrichthyes are poikilothermic (cold-blooded), ...