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SLE261 - Diversity of Fishes

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Laurie Laurenson


One of SLE111, SLE132, SLE103 or SLE144



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


This unit provides an introduction 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. Concepts of fish assemblages and communities will be introduced in marine, estuarine and freshwater habitats. Concepts of reproduction and variations found within various fish groups will be introduced. Various forms of fish behaviour will be described and discussed. Scientific methods used in studying fish biology will be presented, specifically aspects associated with feeding, age and growth.


Case study (approximately 1500 words) 25%, practical report 25%, test 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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