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Right tools for the task: intraspecific modality in the swimming behaviour of coral reef fishes

Pink, Jessica; Fulton, Christopher

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Understanding the movement patterns of fishes in the wild requires an awareness of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors underlying their behaviour. Using field observations, we explored whether eight species of coral reef fish display modality in their swimming behaviour, which is a convergence in fin use patterns among and within species when they conduct daily activities (e.g. feeding, travelling, chasing). While a range of different fins were used during steady swimming by each species, most...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorPink, Jessica
dc.contributor.authorFulton, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T23:36:40Z
dc.identifier.issn0025-3162
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/70240
dc.description.abstractUnderstanding the movement patterns of fishes in the wild requires an awareness of the intrinsic and extrinsic factors underlying their behaviour. Using field observations, we explored whether eight species of coral reef fish display modality in their swimming behaviour, which is a convergence in fin use patterns among and within species when they conduct daily activities (e.g. feeding, travelling, chasing). While a range of different fins were used during steady swimming by each species, most fishes converged towards median-paired fin use (e.g. pelvics, pectorals) when undertaking searching and feeding. Conversely, all species adopted caudal fin use during high-speed activities such as chasing. Such modality in fin use was relatively conserved across juvenile and adult conspecifics and transcended differences in phylogenetic history and trophic preferences, suggesting that overarching constraints underpin patterns of fish swimming behaviour in complex habitats.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceMarine Biology
dc.titleRight tools for the task: intraspecific modality in the swimming behaviour of coral reef fishes
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume161
dc.date.issued2014
local.identifier.absfor060205 - Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
local.identifier.absfor060801 - Animal Behaviour
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB2263
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationPink, Jessica, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationFulton, Christopher, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1103
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1111
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s00227-014-2403-0
local.identifier.absseo960808 - Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
dc.date.updated2015-12-10T11:55:55Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84899490059
local.identifier.thomsonID000334935500013
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