A pair of giant, bony fish—one 18 feet long—have washed up on California beaches this week.
In the embryo of the bony fish a similar notochord precedes the segmentation and ossification of the vertebral column.
But it is not evident that a bony fish possesses a real scapula, coracoid, or even clavicle.
In the Amphibian skull there are as a rule far fewer bones than in the skull of bony fish.
Any of numerous ray-finned fishes belonging to the infraclass Teleostei or Teleostomi, having a skeleton that is completely made of bone, rather than partially or completely made of cartilage. Most living species of fish are bony fish. Also called teleost. Compare cartilaginous fish, jawless fish.