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Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Aspects of habitat selection in the mosquitofish gambusia affinis

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • habitat selection
  • mosquitofish
  • Gambusia affinis
  • preference
  • fish
  • behavior
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Poissons_v2b_003600
Auteur(s)
  • Martha E. Casterlin 1
  • William W. Reynolds 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 18708, Wilkes-Barre, Pa., U.S.A.
Résumé

Laboratory experiments were performed to determine behavioral preferences of Gambusia affinis for habitat variables in partitioned aquaria. The fish preferred calm water, dark-colored substrates and subsurface vegetation providing lateral concealment. Floating cover, which obstructed access to the surface, was avoided. Lack of preference for real over plastic plant cover indicates that visual rather than chemical cues are involved. These laboratory preferences correspond to the reported microhabitat distribution of G. affinis in nature and indicate the presence of an active habitat preference, as opposed to passive habitat correlation, in this species. Species-specific habitat preferences, which may be narrower where a species occurs sympatrically with its congeners, probably form part of a reproductive isolating mechanism.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
AD3699B8EF77155388F258A3EED1776CB271DEA2
Revue

Hydrobiologia

Année de publication
1977
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
5.208
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  • Poissons
Type de publication
Journal
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