Habituation of Predator Inspection and Boldness in the Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Budaev, Dr. Sergey (2003) Habituation of Predator Inspection and Boldness in the Guppy (Poecilia reticulata). [Journal (Paginated)]

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This study examined habituation of the predator inspection behavior in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) and its relationship with boldness (open field locomotion). Two different strategies were discovered: (1) initial inspection of a predator-like fish, correlated with boldness; (2) subsequent surveillance, governed by a random underlying process and unrelated with boldness. The surveillance inspection is probably linked with anti-predator vigilance. Possible implications to between-population variation in inspection behavior are discussed.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Biology > Animal Behavior
Biology > Ethology
Psychology > Comparative Psychology
ID Code:5878
Deposited By: Budaev, Dr. Sergey
Deposited On:19 Dec 2007 03:04
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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