Marine Bony Fish (Osteichthyes)

Duration: 1 hour

Bony fish have special adaptations and features that distinguish them from the cartilaginous fishes. The skin has many mucus glands and is usually covered with dermal scales. This course covers superficially the biology of "bony" fishes. You will learn how to recognize bony fish species, based on their major physical features, behaviours, and ecology, including a short description on eels.


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