24 Q 1

Provide a brief description of the fishes citing characteristics that would distinguish them from all other animals.

The life of a fish is bound to its body form. All fish use trunk and tail muscles for locomotion. Their feeding behaviors are also different because they can be carnivores, parasites, detravores, and herbivores. KD

The development of of jaws with teeth permitted predation of large and active foods. The evolution of paired pectoral and pelvic fins supported by shoulder and hip girdles provided improved maneuverability. CD

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