By Miles H.A. Keenleyside
Fish are super winning vertebrates. as a result of an extended and divergent heritage they're now present in nearly each conceiv capable aquatic habitat. This radiation has been observed via nice variety in constitution, body structure, and behavior. regardless of this variability, fish needs to remedy a couple of simple difficulties which are universal to all animals. an important of those are: (1) to discover and ingest applicable nutrition; (2) to prevent predation; and (3) to breed. the most function of this publication is to explain the diversity of behavioural suggestions that fish use in dealing with those difficulties. My method has been to attract jointly fabric from either box and laboratory paintings that's broadly scattered within the litera ture. the most important emphasis is on box reviews, due to the fact that my major situation is with adaptive recommendations to difficulties, and that i think those are probably to be adequately perceived through staff who're conversant in the normal ecological atmosphere in their animals. in fact, many information of behaviour can't be noticeable and quantified properly within the box, and as a result i have never neglected laboratory experiences. although, even the following i've got concen trated on paintings that illustrates the range of recommendations that fish use to unravel the 3 simple difficulties. a lot very important paintings, for example on causation, improvement, and studying, isn't included.
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30 A B c Fig. 4. Various lures apparently used by piscivorous fishes to attract prey. A Lophius piscatorius. (After Norman and Greenwood, 1975), B the bathypelagic Chaenophryne parviconus. (After Hart, 1973), C Phrynelox scaber. (After Wickler, 1968), D lracundus signifer. 2 Luring A number of marine fishes in the order Lophiiformes, often called "anglerfishes", are believed to attract potential prey by using a movable "lure". This consists of various modifications of the dorsal fin (Fig. 4). Usually the first dorsal spine is extended and has a fleshy or frilly flap of tissue, the esca, at its tip.
3), may also use the ambush technique to capture prey that swim near their resting places in shallow, weedy waters. 30 A B c Fig. 4. Various lures apparently used by piscivorous fishes to attract prey. A Lophius piscatorius. (After Norman and Greenwood, 1975), B the bathypelagic Chaenophryne parviconus. (After Hart, 1973), C Phrynelox scaber. (After Wickler, 1968), D lracundus signifer. 2 Luring A number of marine fishes in the order Lophiiformes, often called "anglerfishes", are believed to attract potential prey by using a movable "lure".
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