The Cartilaginous Fish

Class: Chondrichthyes
  • Jessica H. Lewis


The cartilaginous fish probably evolved about the same time as or just before the bony fish some 300 MYA during the great growth burst of animal and vegetable life on this planet. Chondrichthyes have skeletons composed entirely of cartilage and movable lower jaws usually with teeth. They are divided into two subclasses:


Tissue Factor Transmission Electron Micrograph Buffy Coat Cartilaginous Fish Spiny Dogfish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica H. Lewis
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  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Central Blood BankPittsburghUSA

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