Have you ever wondered about fish? What exactly is a fish? Fishes come in all different shapes and sizes– so much so that it’s difficult to pin down the idea of a fish. Is there one defining characteristic of all fishes?
Gills, fins, and scales could characterize fishes, but they could characterize other organisms too. (And wait, why did we just use the word ‘fishes?’)
Marine Ichthyology will answer these questions and more!
We will explore the unique and diverse world of fishes through their morphologies, ecologies, and taxonomy. The world of ichthyology is more complex than it seems on the surface.