Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Diving of the sea snake Pelamis platurus in the Gulf of Panamá

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Reptiles_v2b_00503
Auteur(s)
  • I. Rubinoff 1
  • J. B. Graham 2,3
  • J. Motta 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 2072, Balboa, Republic of Panamá
  • 2) Physiological Research Laboratory, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 92093, La Jolla, California, USA
  • 3) Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, 92093, La Jolla, California, USA
Résumé

The horizontal movement patterns of eleven yellow-bellied sea snakes [Pelamis platurus (Linnaeus)] were determined incidentally to acoustic tracking studies of their diving behavior in the Gulf of Panamá during 1983–1985. The average speed of the snakes was 1.9 km h-1 (range 0.3 to 7.1 km). Movement direction is influenced by phasic northsouth tidal currents and secondarily affected by combinations of factors that affect local current velocity. The velocity of diving snakes did not always agree with that observed for the surface current. Drift rate was not correlated with average or maximum dive depth, however, snakes that surfaced to breathe one or more times during a period had greater average drift rates than those that did not surface. The role of such factors as feeding, predator avoidance, thermoregulation, orientation, and the avoidance of surface turbulence are considered in a discussion of the adaptive significance of diving for P. platurus. Diving in this species may enable it to avoid surface disturbance, facilitate relative position changes within the surface drift, and contribute to various aspects of its feeding behavior.

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 - physiologie vegetale et developpement
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
307444A8C0075A4294F5BD36D5B9F02B7D0BF8F9
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1988
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.279
Sous-corpus
  • Reptiles
Type de publication
Journal
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