Definitions for ichthyologyˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ich•thy•ol•o•gyˌɪk θiˈɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the branch of zoology dealing with fishes.
Origin of ichthyology:
the branch of zoology that studies fishes
The branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish.
the natural history of fishes; that branch of zoology which relates to fishes, including their structure, classification, and habits
Ichthyology is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. This includes skeletal fish, cartilaginous fish, and jawless fish. While a large number of species have been discovered and described, approximately 250 new species are officially described by science each year. According to FishBase, 32,200 species of fish had been described by March 2012. There are more fish species than the combined total of all other vertebrates: mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds. The practice of ichthyology is associated with marine biology, limnology and fisheries science. People who study ichthyology are called ichthyologists.
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