Actinopterygii By: Marcel Surette, Brittney Pothier, Richard LeBlanc, Gabrielle Boudreau.

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Actinopterygii By: Marcel Surette, Brittney Pothier, Richard LeBlanc, Gabrielle Boudreau

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Actinopterygii

By: Marcel Surette, Brittney Pothier, Richard LeBlanc, Gabrielle Boudreau

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Introduction

• “Ray-Finned Fish”• 50% of all vertebrates• Most successful group of fish

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Characteristics

• Ray supported fins • Skeleton composed of bone (cartilage) • Swim bladder• Scales• Gill Cover

Lionfish

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Habitat

• Lakes, Springs• Artic Oceans• Tropical Waters• Caves • Mudflats • Water Temperatures

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Diet• Herbivores • Carnivores • Omnivores• Zooplanktivores small crustaceans • Detrivores decomposing organisms

• Opportunistic Eaters

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Reproduction

• Lay eggs / retain eggs • Some protection to offspring

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Lifespan

Seven-Figure Pygmy Goby

Rougheye Rockfish

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Communication/Perception

• Lateral Lines (Mechanoreception) sensory organs

• Vision Many wavelengths

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Fun Facts

• Swim bladder (homologous)• Fossil records 400 – 350 million

years ago• Tuna, Salmon, Bass, Seahorse, Cod• No muscle in fins • Symmetrical tail• Open swim bladder (breathing organ)

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Mudskipper

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LA FIN!!!