Biology | Biology of Fishes
Z476 | 18650 | Cotten, C

This course is intended for Biology and SPEA majors, or the
equivalent.  Lectures introduce classification, phylogeny, structure
(anatomy), function, ecology, biogeography, and behavior of extant
fishes. Course objectives are to become
病ware of primary sources and of secondary sources of ichthyological
病ble to recognize members of the major clades of extant fishes
病ware of basic fish structure and function and develop an
understanding of how living in water influences fish structure and
function in general and how particular aquatic habitats promote
particular adaptations
病ware of geographical distributions of extant fishes
病ware of similarities and differences in fish life histories
病ware of interspecific interactions (between/among different fish
species and between/among fishes and non-fishes) and of
intraspecific interactions
病ware of threats to the well being of extant fishes