Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Biology

Academics

Biology 390. Biology of Fishes

Biology of Fishes is designed for upper-level undergraduates well versed in biological and chemical principles. The 300-level course builds on the student’s knowledge of vertebrate biology in order to explore and appreciate the differences and diversity among fishes. The course combines traditional ichthyology such as systematics, taxonomy, anatomy, and distribution with fish ecology including species interactions, adaptations, behavior, and conservation. It emphasizes the phylogenetic relationships among fishes and the use of systematics as an organizational tool.

The course is taught at the New England Aquarium, providing students with the unique opportunity to study living organisms. Prerequisites: 1 year general biology and two upper level biology courses. Offered Spring Semester, annually.

Offered through the Marine Studies Consortium.