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A fish of a class distinguished by having a skeleton of cartilage rather than bone, including the sharks, rays, and chimaeras.Compare with bony fish
- ‘First appearing on Earth almost 450 million years ago, cartilaginous fish today include both fearsome predators and harmless mollusc-eaters (harmless, that is, unless you are a mollusc).’
- ‘By the late Devonian, 360 million years ago, early cartilaginous fish and bony fish were diversifying.’
- ‘An unorthodox scenario placing cartilaginous fish within bony fish has been suggested but has received no additional support.’
- ‘More recent research demonstrated that none of the five invertebrates tested, nor the one cartilaginous fish had these receptors.’
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