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SLE261 - Diversity of Fishes

Unit details

Year2017 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQB261

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Laurie Laurenson

Prerequisite:

One of SLE111, SLE132, SLE103 or SLE144

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 3 hour practical and individual consultation with lecturer over a two-week period.

Content

SLE261 will introduce students to the diversity, evolution, taxonomy and biology of sharks (elasmobranchs) and fishes (teleosts). Taxa present in both marine and freshwater systems will be introduced and their various adaptations discussed. Students will explore scientific methods used in studying fish biology, in particular the aspects associated with feeding, age and growth.

Assessment

Case study report 25%, practical report 25%, online test 20%, in-class test 30%

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