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Bio 162: Ichthyology (The Study of Fishes)
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Updated: September 11, 2012

Lecture: Monday, Wednesday 1pm- 2pm. (2 hours total)
Lab: Monday 2pm to 5pm (3 hours total)

We will examine the incredible world of fishes, focusing on their biodiversity, evolution and ecology. The lab will focus on methods of identification and how to work with fishes as experimental organisms.

Field trips may be required.
Prerequisite: BIO 1.
Scheduling: This course is only offered every second year, next offered Fall 2012.
Units: 3

Syllabus: WordPerfect document PDF Word html

HelfmanText: Helfman, G.S., Collette, B.B., Facey, D.E, Bowen B.W. (2009) .The Diversity of Fishes. Biology, Evolution and Ecology. Second Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey. ISBN: 978-1-4051-2494-2. . Required

 

 

 

 

 

Books that we use:

Moyle, P.B. (2002) Inland Fishes of California. Revised and expanded Edition. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-22754-9

You do not need to purchase this book -- we have a class set -- however, feel free to purchase your own copy if you want one.

 

Resources:

Topic Handouts

Video Tutorial (these are large files and take a while to load)

Sample Output
Basic Spreadsheet Using Excel 2010 pdf video tutorial Excel spreadsheet
Basic Graphing Using Excel pdf   Excel spreadsheet

 

Miller and Lea. 1972. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California. California Fish Bulletin Number 157.

now available online!

 

Zoo bank

Open access register of all new animal names and original descriptions http://www.iczn.org/

 

International Zoological Code of Zoological Nomenclature, 4th edition

http://www.iczn.org/

 

The Catalog of Fishes

California Academy of Sciences

online version

Classification of Fishes according to Nelson 2006 Nelson's 2006 Classification of Fishes

 

Links of Interest:

Cichlid Research Home Page (my main website)

Catfish Survey

Moss Landing Marine Lab

Tree of Life project

Ichthyology Web Resources by Keith Jackson (University of Alberta)

Fish Classification

Fish Name Server

 

Other Local Fish Researchers and their labs:

Dr. Peter Moyle (UC Davis)

Dr. Michael Marchetti (CSU, Chico)

 

 

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