The ontogeny of antipredator behaviour in paradise fish larvae (Macropodus opercularis)

the recognition of eyespots

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Abstract

Ability to recognize eyespots appears in larvae between 15 and 20 days old. At the same time, two horizontally placed eyespots produced the most pronounced effect on the behaviour of the larvae. Testing different inbred strains revealed that the ontogeny of antipredator behaviour is also under broad genetic control. Results suggest that the recognition of eyespots coincides with larvae becoming more conspicuous to predators. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-294
Number of pages11
JournalEthology
Volume100
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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The ontogeny of antipredator behaviour in paradise fish larvae (Macropodus opercularis) : the recognition of eyespots. / Miklósi, A.; Berzsenyi, G.; Pongrácz, P.; Csányi, V.

In: Ethology, Vol. 100, No. 4, 1995, p. 284-294.

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