Course Description for Advanced Ichthyology

ZOO5455C: Advanced Ichthyology
Prerequisites: PCB 4713C or permission of the instructor. Ichthyology is the study of fishes. Topics covered during this course include anatomy, physiology, taxonomic diversity, life history, ecology, and behavior of fishes. Different techniques for the study of fishes will be introduced during the laboratory section. Students will be required to do an independent research project in fish biology. The laboratory involves experimentation with living animals and/or dissection of preserved animals. (A laboratory fee of $51.93 will be assessed.)