Developmental changes in foraging-predator avoidance trade-offs in larval lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus

Williams, P. James and Brown, Joseph A. (1991) Developmental changes in foraging-predator avoidance trade-offs in larval lumpfish Cyclopterus lumpus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 76. pp. 53-60. ISSN 1616-1599

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Abstract

The 5-12 wk old larvae increased time spent clinging to a surface in the presence of a predator, trading-off time available for foraging in order to reduce the probability of attack. Overall, fewer fish fed in the presence of a predator, and of the fish that did feed, 12 wk old lumpfish also showed a significant decrease in feeding rate (bites per minute swimming) in the presence of a predator. -from Authors

Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/563
Item ID: 563
Keywords: antipredator behaviour; foraging; lumpfish
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Ocean Sciences
Date: 1991
Date Type: Publication

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