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SLE261 - Diversity of Fishes

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQB261

Unit chair:

Jan Barton

Prerequisite:

One of SLE111, SLE132, SLE103 or SLE144

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours: 2 x 1 hour class, 1 x 3 hour practical and individual consultation with lecturer over a two-week period
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

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.

Assessment

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

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