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ABOUT FISH (Osteichthyes - Bony Fish)

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Phylum: Chordata

       Class: Osteichthyes
The Bony Fishes (Class Osteichthyes) include most fish.

They are cold-blooded vertebrates and breathe through a pair of gills. They are covered with tough, protective scales and have pairs of fins for swimming. Most are flattened from side to side and have an organ called a swimbladder that helps keep them afloat.



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