BIOLOGY OF FISH

SCI1BIF

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop fish husbandry skills in the management of sustainable aquaculture. Central to this subject is the development of knowledge of taxonomy and important features of the various groups of fishes and the study of the effects of environmental variables on physiology. You will explore the physiological approaches used by different fish groups to cope with environmental variables and the physiological basis of fundamental life processes such as respiration, blood circulation, reproduction, metabolism, osmoregulation and migration. The life cycle of important fish species will also be covered including development, age, growth and survival and mortality. You will be introduced to scientific experimentation: health and safety in laboratory conditions, record keeping, and presentation and reporting, and learn biological sample preservation techniques.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDimuthu Wijesinghe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Sexuality in fishes

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorPandian, T

Year2011

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PublisherSCIENCE PUBLISHERS, NEW JERSEY, USA

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Bond's biology of fishes

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBarton, M

Year2007

Edition/Volume3RD EDN

PublisherTHOMSON BROOKS, MELBOURNE

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Plasma and erythrocytesolute properties of juvenile bull sharks, Carcharhinus leucas, acutely exposed to increasing environmental salinity

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorPillans, R, Anderson, W, Good, J Hyodo, S Takei, Y, Hazon, N & Franklin, C

Year2006

Edition/VolumeVOL. 331, PP. 145-157

PublisherJOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MARINE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY

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The effects of changes in salinity on osmoregulation and chloride cel morphology of juvenile Australian snapper, Pagrus auratus

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorFielder, D, Allan, G, Pepperall, D & Pankhurst, P

Year2007

Edition/VolumeVOL. 272, PP. 656-666

PublisherAQUACULTURE

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Biology of fishes

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBone, Q & Moore R

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTAYLOR AND FRANCIS GROUP, NEW YORK

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Osmotic and Ionic Regulation: Cells and Animals

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorEvans, D

Year2009

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PublisherCRC PRESS, BOCA RATON, FL

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Reproductive biology and phyogeny of fishes (agnathans and bony fishes)

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorJamieson, B

Year2009

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PublisherSCIENCE PUBLISHERS, ENFIELD, USA

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The diversity of fishes

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorHelfman, G, Colette, B, facey, D & Bowen, B

Year2009

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PublisherWILEY-BLACKWELL, LONDON UK

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An introduction to ichthyology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMoyle, P & Cech, J

Year2004

Edition/Volume5TH EDN

PublisherPRENTICE HALL, NEW YORK, USA

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Sharks and rays of Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorLast, P & Stevens, J

Year2009

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PublisherCSIRO PUBLISHING, COLLINGWOOD, VICTORIA

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Osmotic, sodium, carbon dioxide and acid-base state of the Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni, in response to lowered salinity

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCooper, A & Morris, S

Year2004

Edition/VolumeVOL. 174, NO. 3, PP. 311-222

PublisherJOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOLOGY

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain the biological principles of aquaculture
02. Identify fish taxonomy and describe the migration and distribution patterns in relation to the life cycles of fish
03. Explain morphological and anatomical structure and physiological processes of fish in relation to their environment
04. Identify appropriate methods for biological sample preservation in relation to practical aquaculture

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