BIO414A Invertebrate Zoology Lab

Lead Faculty: Dr. Michael R. Maxwell

Course Description

Laboratory complement of invertebrate zoology, involving specimen investigations, demonstrations, and experiments. Contact hours (45.0) are based on a 3:1 ratio; i.e., 3 lab hours = 1 lecture hour equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe distinctive structures of major invertebrate phyla.
  • Identify animals to the correct phylum and class, including the use of a taxonomic key.
  • Observe and record the morphology and behavior of live invertebrates.
  • Identify structures in an invertebrate specimens, including locomotive, skeletal, feeding/digestive, excretory, respiratory, sensory, and reproductive.