Bony Fish: Characteristics, Anatomy & Types


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How are the skeletons of sharks different from the skeletons of bony fish?

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1. Which of the following traits is NOT common to all bony fish?

2. What can cause osmotic stress in bony fish?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will help you examine your knowledge of the various characteristics of bony fish. The quiz questions will evaluate you on the function of operculum and how fish move through the water.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Osmotic stress
  • The purpose of operculum
  • The difference between the skeletons of sharks and the skeletons of bony fish
  • How fish move through water
  • Something all bony fish do not share in common

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as skeletons of sharks and bony fish
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding what osmotic stress is
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding bony fish and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Study the concepts related to bony fish by reading through the lesson called Bony Fish: Characteristics, Anatomy & Types. The lesson is designed to help you:

  • Identify the two different types of skeletal composition in fish
  • Recall the various parts of a bony fish including a hinged jaw
  • Learn about how many gill arches are present in fish
  • Understand the different types of fins that are found in fish
  • Know the three ways fish produce offspring