Cooperative hunting and gregarious behaviour in the zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra

Rizzari, J.R., and Lönnstedt, O.M. (2014) Cooperative hunting and gregarious behaviour in the zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra. Marine Biodiversity, 44 (4). pp. 467-468.

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12526-014-021...
 
4
4


Abstract

[Extract] Cooperative hunting is considered one of the most ubiquitous forms of cooperative behaviour in animals, and has been extensively studied in a range of taxa, including birds, mammals, fish and insects (Packer and Ruttan 1988). The zebra lionfish, Dendrochirus zebra (Cuvier 1829), feeds on small crustaceans and fishes and has been previously described as a solitary predator in which individuals hunt exclusively by themselves (Moyer and Zaiser 1981). Here, we report the occurrence of cooperative hunting in D. zebra from coral reefs around Lizard Island, northern Great Barrier Reef, Australia (14°40′S, 145°28′E).

Item ID: 38089
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1867-1624
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2015 04:07
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
Downloads: Total: 4
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page