Title

Avoidance of areas marked with a chemical alarm substance by fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) in a natural habitat

Abstract

Minnows exhibited significant avoidance of traps marked with conspecific alarm pheromone. There was a nonsignificant tendency for minnows in control traps to be larger than those caught in experimental traps, suggesting a possible role of experience or developmental factors in determining the response to alarm pheromone. There was no apparent difference in overall body condition (length-specific mass) between minnows that were caught in control versus experimental traps.

Document Type

Article

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1139/z92-203

Publication Date

1-1-1992

Journal Title

Canadian Journal of Zoology

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