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Fish on Line

Fish on Line

This guide provides a structure and case study material for a computer-based course in ichthyology for upper undergraduate and graduates students in biology or environmental science. The key resource made accessible through this guide is FishBase, a large database on the biology of fish, available on CD-ROM (for the Windows operating system) and on the Internet ( Following brief introductions to ichthyology and to FishBase, and to the use of the latter to teach the former, the key aspects of ichthyology are presented in five chapters covering origins and classification; morphology and biodiversity; reproduction; physiology; and fishes as part of ecosystems. For each of these chapters, one or several exercises are presented describing how the relevant topics are covered in FishBase and describing how to access that information. Tasks for the Student are provided, along with Internet links to relevant sources other than FishBase.


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Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
10 years ago

This site is a great source of both information and exercises for instructors to use in the classroom.

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Time spent reviewing site: A few minutes