• Sensory cues employed for the acquisition of familiarity-dependent recognition of a shoal of conspecifics by climbing perch (Anabas testudineus Bloch)

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      Air-breathing fish; chemical communication; olfactory signals; sensory ecology; shoaling decision; social behaviour; social preference; visual cues

    • Abstract


      In this study we showed that a freshwater fish, the climbing perch (Anabas testudineus) is incapable of using chemical communication but employs visual cues to acquire familiarity and distinguish a familiar group of conspecifics from an unfamiliar one. Moreover, the isolation of olfactory signals from visual cues did not affect the recognition and preference for a familiar shoal in this species.

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      VV Binoy1 Rajesh Kasturirangan1 Anindya Sinha2 3

      1. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore 560 012, India
      2. Centre for Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560 012, India
      3. Nature Conservation Foundation, Mysore 570 002, India
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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