The ontogeny of predatory mechanisms in the fifteen‐spined stickleback, Spinachia spinachia (L.)

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Abstract

Predatory behaviour is similar in juvenile and adult fifteen‐spined sticklebacks. Despite achieving velocities up to 20.2 times faster than the prey, juvenile fish do not employ low‐energy attacks. This contrasts with adults which adjust predatory behaviour according to prey‐type, but may be a result of the unpredictable prey escape response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-487
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1992

Keywords

  • fifteen‐spined sticklebacks
  • ontogeny
  • predatory behaviour
  • velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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