Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Butterflyfish social behaviour, with special reference to the incidence of territoriality: a review

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • Chaetodontidae
  • Monogamy
  • Aggression
  • Coral reef fish
  • Foraging behaviour
  • Juvenile
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Poissons_v2b_003166
Auteur(s)
  • Callum M. Roberts 1
  • Rupert F. G. Ormond 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Tropical Marine Research Unit, Department of Biology, University of York, Y01 5DD, York, UK
Résumé

Synopsis: Butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) are among the best studied of coral reef fishes. Feeding ecology and some aspects of behaviour have been firmly established. However, spacing behaviour remains controversial. Two major studies made in the 1970s concluded that the majority of species were not territorial. We suggest that these and other studies which have concluded that territories are not held have generally suffered from short observation periods, and have not mapped the ranges occupied by individuals. Further, low frequencies of agonistic behaviour have been interpreted as evidence of non-territoriality. By contrast, studies which have proven territoriality have had long observation periods and have mapped ranges. These have shown that territories are usually maintained with very little overt aggression. Spacing behaviour and feeding behaviour are clearly linked, with territoriality common among benthic-feeding species, especially obligate corallivores. Species with broad dietary flexibility tend to have flexible social systems, while plankton feeders are usually gregarious. The widespread occurrence of monogamy in butterflyfishes appears linked to territoriality, the majority of territorial species identified to date occurring predominantly as pairs. Data currently available suggest that this is because pair defence of the territory is more efficient than by individuals. However, several alternative hypotheses for the evolution of monogamy based on spawning constraints and predation risk cannot yet be ruled out.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - applied sciences
  • 2 - agriculture, fisheries & forestry
  • 3 - fisheries
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 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
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
337E9E14A15DBF781C87EB8082C3E558E76C5EFF
Revue

Environmental Biology of Fishes

Année de publication
1992
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
9.568
Sous-corpus
  • Poissons
Type de publication
Journal
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