Habitat selection in whiting

C. J. L. Atkinson, M. Bergmann, M. J. Kaiser

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Abstract

Given a choice of habitats in a laboratory experiment, whiting Merlangius merlangus preferentially spent most time over sand, then gravel and least time over a habitat with emergent structures. The introduction of a predator stimulus increased the preference for the sand habitat for large whiting, whereas small whiting had an increased preference for the habitat with emergent structures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)788-793
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Habitat selection
  • Ontogeny
  • Whiting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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