Fishes

/ (ˈfɪʃɪz) /

noun

the Fishes the constellation Pisces, the twelfth sign of the zodiac

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Cultural definitions for Fishes

fishes

Traditionally, a class of vertebrates that breathe with gills rather than lungs, live in water, and generally lay eggs, although some bear their young alive. Some biologists consider the fishes a “superclass,” and divide them into three classes: bony fishes, such as sunfish and cod; fishes with a skeleton formed of cartilage rather than bone, such as sharks; and fishes that lack jaws, such as lampreys.

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