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Fact Sheet: Fish Anatomy

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animals. Worldwide, there are over 32,000 described species, with over 4,400 in Australia (Australian Museum).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fish Adaptations

Fish have adapted to live in an enormously wide range of aquatic habitats. Adaptations are features that increase the animals’ likelihood of surviving in their habitat.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Manta Rays

Manta rays are the largest species of rays in the world.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 29.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: West Australian Seahorse

Swaying in the current, anchored by their grasping tails, seahorses are actually a type of small fish - with bony plates protecting their bodies instead of scales.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 29.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Cuttlefish

With eight arms, three hearts and blue blood, cuttlefish could easily be mistaken for something from outer space.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 29.04.2020

Lesson: What’s a Fish (Year 3)

Students will investigate the characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 27.04.2020

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 5)

Students will investigate the features of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 14.04.2020

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 1)

Students will investigate the external characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 14.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Mullet (Cocos Keeling Islands)

Two species of mullet are found in the lagoon at Cocos (Keeling) Islands; diamond scale mullet and sea mullet.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Lesson: What’s the difference? (Year 3)

Students will compare and contrast features between fish and another group of (vertebrate) animals adapted for life underwater e.g. marine mammals or reptiles.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 19.03.2020

Lesson: External fish anatomy

Students will label the external features of a bony fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 29.10.2019

Student Worksheet: External fish anatomy – Wahoo

This worksheet is a Related Resource for the Lesson: External fish anatomy

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 29.10.2019

Student Worksheet: External fish anatomy – West Australian dhufish

This worksheet is a Related Resource for the Lesson: External fish anatomy

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 29.10.2019

Student Worksheet: External Fish Anatomy – King George whiting

This worksheet is a Related Resource for the Lesson: External fish anatomy

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 29.10.2019

Student Worksheet: External fish anatomy – Barramundi

This worksheet is a Related Resource for the Lesson: External fish anatomy

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 29.10.2019

Student Worksheet: What’s the difference?

This worksheet is a related resource for the Lesson: What's the difference? (Year 1)

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 24.10.2019

Student Worksheet: What’s the difference? (Year 3)

This worksheet is a related resource for the Lesson: What's the difference? (Year 3)

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 23.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Western Rock Lobster

Colourful and protected by a strong carapace, the western rock lobster is one of the family of 'spiny' lobsters - and the target of WA's largest and most valuable fishery. This fact sheet explores the basic biology of the western rock lobster.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Sharks

Of the 370-plus shark species in the world, more than 100 species live in Western Australian waters. This fact sheet provides general information about the biology of sharks, protected species and their vulnerability to overfishing.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Sawfish

The unusual-looking sawfish family are a type of ray and are therefore related to sharks . Found in both marine and freshwater, these predatory fish derive their name from their long snouts lines with sharp points. An identification and general information guide on Sawfish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

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