February 4th Biology of Fishes Webquest

  • Directions for Research Vocabulary Assignment:
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  1. What is ichthyology?
  2. How does the design of the body shape of a fish reflect its lifestyle and habitat?
  3. Describe what a laterally compressed fish looks like.
  4. Provide a picture of a laterally compressed fish.
  5. Describe what a dorsoventrally flattened fish looks like.
  6. Provide a picture of a dorsoventrally flattened fish looks like.
  7. Why do some fish have elongated bodies?
  8. Provide a picture of a fish with an elongated body.
  9. Provide a picture of an irregular shaped fish.
  10. What are some uses of fish body shapes?
  11. Where does coloration come from in fish?
  12. Define the word chromatophores.
  13. What are colors in fish used for?
  14. Define the term cryptic coloration.
  15. Provide a picture of a fish with cryptic coloration.
  16. Define the word disruptive coloration.
  17. Provide a picture of a fish with disruptive coloration.
  18. Describe why some fish have countershaping.
  19. What is locomotion used for in fish?
  20. Define the word myomeres.
  21. What are three important characteristics of sharks?
  22. Review: What are the functions of Dorsal and anal fins.
  23. Review: What are the functions of paired pelvic fins.
  24. How do flying fish move?
  25. How do gobies move?