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 (/kɒnˈdrɪkθɨ.iːz/; from Greek χονδρ- chondr- 'cartilage',
ἰχθύς ichthys 'fish') or cart...
Sharks, skates, rays, and even stranger fish make up the Chondrichthyes, or "
cartilaginous fish." First appearing on Earth almost 450 million years ago, ...
Cartilaginous fishes (Class Chondrichthyes, from Greek chondros, cartilage, and
ichthos, fish) are a class of aquatic, gill-breathing, finned vertebrates (animals ...
Cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichthyes
) are a group of fish that include sharks, rays, skates and chimaera. Members of this group include the largest and most formidable marine predators alive today such as the great white shark and the tiger shark as well as large filte... More »
The Chondrichthyes are considered the oldest existing jawed-vertebrates related
to bony vertebrates (Osteichthyes) . The earliest dated Chondricthyes ...
Chondrichthyes any member of the diverse group of cartilaginous fishes that
includes the sharks, skates, rays, and chimaeras. The class is one of the two
The class Chondrichthyes comprises almost 1050 extant species ofcartilaginous
fishes, encompassing skates, sharks, rays, andchimaeras. The class contains ...
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 ...
CLASS, ORDER, FAMILY, GENUS/SPECIES. COMMON NAME. Chondrichthyes.
Carcharhiniformes. Carcharhinidae. Carcharhinus leucas. Bull Shark.