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SLE261 - Diversity of Fishes

Unit details

Year2016 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.


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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