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Ectoparasites modify escape behaviour, but not performance, in a coral reef fish

Binning, Sandra; Barnes, Jeffrey I.; Davies, Jaclyn N.; Backwell, Patricia; Keogh, J Scott; Roche, Dominique


Survival depends on escape responses and when to flee a predator. As a result, factors affecting the escape performance of prey species, including parasite infection, may profoundly influence the outcome of predator-prey encounters. Several hypotheses predict the responses of prey to simulated predator attacks based on intrinsic characteristics such as individual reproductive value and flight costs: as predation risk and reproductive value increase, so should the distance at which an organism...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.04.010


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