Ballistic Beloniformes attacking through Snell's Window.


:Needlefishes (Beloniformes) were observed employing a range of stalking and attacking behaviours to attack schools of bait fishes ranging from the use of tactics common to predatory fishes to a novel behaviour: the use of leaping, aerial attacks. These aerial attacks are suggested to serve two purposes: to extend the attack range of the needlefishes and to reduce their prey's potential for evasion. Furthermore, a third purpose is hypothesized that the needlefishes are taking advantage of Snell's Window, an optical effect which may mask their approach to their prey.


J Fish Biol


Journal of fish biology


Day RD,Mueller F,Carseldine L,Meyers-Cherry N,Tibbetts IR




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  • Effects of angling on post-release mortality, gonadal development and somatic condition of Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata.

    abstract::This study assessed the protracted effects of two angling treatments (mild and harsh) on the post-release mortality, gonadal development and somatic condition of Australian bass Macquaria novemaculeata in a pond-based experiment. Angled fish were destructively sampled (along with controls) three times: immediately bef...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hall KC,Broadhurst MK,Butcher PA,Rowland SJ

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  • Has habitat heterogeneity promoted phenotypic and ecological sub-structuring among a Coregonus lavaretus population in a large Scottish lake?

    abstract::Differences in stable-isotope values, morphology and ecology in whitefish Coregonus lavaretus were investigated between the three basins of Loch Lomond. The results are discussed with reference to a genetic investigation to elucidate any substructuring or spawning site fidelity. Foraging fidelity between basins of Loc...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Etheridge EC,Harrod C,Bean CW,Adams CE

    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

  • Best practices for non-lethal blood sampling of fish via the caudal vasculature.

    abstract::Blood sampling through the caudal vasculature is a widely used technique in fish biology for investigating organismal health and physiology. In live fishes, it can provide a quick, easy and relatively non-invasive method for obtaining a blood sample (cf. cannulation and cardiac puncture). Here, a general set of recomm...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Lawrence MJ,Raby GD,Teffer AK,Jeffries KM,Danylchuk AJ,Eliason EJ,Hasler CT,Clark TD,Cooke SJ

    更新日期:2020-07-01 00:00:00

  • A comparison of the structure, composition and mechanical properties of anosteocytic vertebrae of medaka (O. latipes) and osteocytic vertebrae of zebrafish (D. rerio).

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ofer L,Zaslansky P,Shahar R

    更新日期:2020-04-02 00:00:00

  • Monitoring freshwater fish communities in large rivers using environmental DNA metabarcoding and a long-term electrofishing survey.

    abstract::Monitoring freshwater fish communities in a large human-impacted river is a challenging task. The structure of fish assemblages has been monitored yearly in the Marne and the Seine Rivers, across the Paris conurbation, France, using traditional electrofishing (EF) surveys since 1990, in accordance with the European Wa...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Goutte A,Molbert N,Guérin S,Richoux R,Rocher V

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

  • Extreme homogeneity and low genetic diversity in Kryptolebias ocellatus from south-eastern Brazil suggest a recent foundation for this androdioecious fish population.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Tatarenkov A,Lima SM,Avise JC

    更新日期:2011-12-01 00:00:00

  • Quantification of ovarian follicles in bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus by two stereological methods.

    abstract::The numbers of different types of ovarian follicles (developing, degenerating and postovulatory follicles) were estimated in bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus using two stereological procedures: the model-based method of Weibel & Gomez, which has become a tool of broad application in the quantification of oocytes in fishes...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Aragón L,Aranda G,Santos A,Medina A

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Habitat use of the European mudminnow Umbra krameri and association with other fish species in a disconnected Danube side arm.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sehr M,Keckeis H

    更新日期:2017-10-01 00:00:00

  • The onset of piscivory in a freshwater fish species: analysis of behavioural and physiological traits.

    abstract::The onset of piscivory in fish, resulting in a shift from zooplankton or invertebrate to fish prey, was studied on pikeperch (Sander lucioperca) larvae displaying and not displaying piscivorous behaviour at different ages (23, 30, 37, 44 and 52 days post-hatching) using behavioural (attack, capture and swimming activi...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Colchen T,Dias A,Gisbert E,Teletchea F,Fontaine P,Pasquet A

    更新日期:2020-06-01 00:00:00

  • Effects of ethanol storage and lipid and urea extraction on δ15 N and δ13 C isotope ratios in a benthic elasmobranch, the bluespotted maskray Neotrygon kuhlii.

    abstract::Ethanol storage and lipid and urea extraction had no effect on bluespotted maskray Neotrygon kuhlii muscle δ13 C values whereas urea-removal and ethanol storage increased δ15 N values. Results presented here show a significant δ15 N increase post-urea removal and provide additional support for this approach in future ...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Burgess KB,Bennett MB

    更新日期:2017-01-01 00:00:00

  • An overview on the role of Hexanchiformes in marine ecosystems: biology, ecology and conservation status of a primitive order of modern sharks.

    abstract::The large size, high trophic level and wide distribution of Hexanchiformes (cow and frilled sharks) should position this order as important apex predators in coastal and deep-water ecosystems. This review synthesizes available information on Hexanchiformes, including information not yet published, with the purpose of ...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


    authors: Barnett A,Braccini JM,Awruch CA,Ebert DA

    更新日期:2012-04-01 00:00:00

  • Reproductive biology and implications for management of the spangled emperor Lethrinus nebulosus in the southern Arabian Gulf.

    abstract::The reproductive biology of the spangled emperor Lethrinus nebulosus in the southern Arabian Gulf was determined from the examination of 781 individuals collected between September 2008 and August 2009. There was no histological evidence of adult sex change, and sex ratios did not differ significantly from unity acros...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Grandcourt EM,Al Abdessalaam TZ,Francis F,Al Shamsi AT

    更新日期:2010-12-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::A specimen of angular roughshark Oxynotus centrina has been kept successfully in captivity for the first time. Over a period of 24 months, the specimen preyed exclusively on the contents of elasmobranch egg cases, suggesting a specialized trophic niche. ...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Guallart J,García-Salinas P,Ahuir-Baraja AE,Guimerans M,Ellis JR,Roche M

    更新日期:2015-10-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Zamani A,Hajimoradloo A,Madani R,Farhangi M

    更新日期:2009-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Santos U,Völcker CM,Belei FA,Cioffi MB,Bertollo LA,Paiva SR,Dergam JA

    更新日期:2009-12-01 00:00:00

  • Identification and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in the blue shark Prionace glauca, and cross-amplification in other shark species.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mendonça FF,Ussami LH,Hashimoto DT,Pereira LH,Porto-Foresti F,Oliveira C,Gadig OB,Foresti F

    更新日期:2012-06-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Logez M,Pont D

    更新日期:2011-04-01 00:00:00

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    abstract::Potamotrygon marquesi, sp. nov., is described and compared with other species of Potamotrygon occurring in the Amazon Basin. The identity of this new species is supported by an extensive external and internal morphological study including coloration pattern, squamation, skeleton and ventral lateral-line canals. Morpho...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Capretz Batista da Silva JP,Silva Loboda T

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Morphological and histochemical characterisation of the mucosa of the digestive tract in matrinxã Brycon amazonicus (Teleostei: Characiformes).

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vidal MR,Ruiz TFR,Dos Santos DD,Gardinal MVB,de Jesus FL,Faccioli CK,Vicentini IBF,Vicentini CA

    更新日期:2020-01-01 00:00:00

  • An annotated checklist of the fish fauna of the river systems draining the Kahuzi-Biega National Park (Upper Congo: Eastern DR Congo).

    abstract::The Kahuzi-Biega National Park (KBNP), situated mainly in the Eastern Highlands Ecoregion of the Upper Congo basin, is drained by the Lowa and Ulindi rivers, and some western affluents of Lake Kivu. In this study, the first list of the fish diversity of these systems is provided based on museum collections and complem...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kisekelwa T,Snoeks J,Vreven E

    更新日期:2020-03-01 00:00:00

  • Energy pathways associated with sustained spermatozoon motility in the endangered Siberian sturgeon Acipenser baerii.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Rahi D,Dzyuba B,Xin M,Cheng Y,Dzyuba V

    更新日期:2020-08-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thomson M,Lyndon AR

    更新日期:2018-03-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Uusi-Heikkilä S,Wolter C,Meinelt T,Arlinghaus R

    更新日期:2010-08-01 00:00:00

  • Spatial distribution of nominally herbivorous fishes across environmental gradients on Brazilian rocky reefs.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Cordeiro CA,Mendes TC,Harborne AR,Ferreira CE

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Assessing the sensitivity of habitats to fishing: from seabed maps to sensitivity maps.

    abstract::In the Welsh part of the Irish Sea, a method was developed for assessing the sensitivity of different seabed habitats to existing fishing activities, across a range of potential fishing intensities. The resistance of 31 habitats and their associated biological assemblage to damage by 14 categories of fishing activity ...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Eno NC,Frid CL,Hall K,Ramsay K,Sharp RA,Brazier DP,Hearn S,Dernie KM,Robinson KA,Paramor OA,Robinson LA

    更新日期:2013-10-01 00:00:00

  • Vulnerability to longline fisheries of three hammerhead shark Sphyrna species in the south-western and equatorial Atlantic Ocean.

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    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bezerra NP,Travassos P,Hazin FH

    更新日期:2016-08-01 00:00:00

  • Effect of Flavobacterium columnare inoculation, antibiotic treatments and resident bacteria on rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss eyed egg survival and external membrane structure.

    abstract::This study was conducted to evaluate the potential pathogenicity of the bacterium Flavobacterium columnare on rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss eyed eggs. Survival to hatching was unaffected by the inclusion in the incubation water of either 300 colony-forming units (CFU) ml(-1) or 3000 CFU ml(-1) of F. columnare at e...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Barnes ME,Bergmann D,Jacobs J,Gabel M

    更新日期:2009-02-01 00:00:00

  • Institutional development of freshwater fish stocking in Mexico.

    abstract::By using freshwater fish stocking information from the Mexican government, this work described the current situation of the national stocking and its associated fishery policy. There is a lack of effective freshwater stocking programmes as a result of limited fisheries management, unharmonized fisheries regulations an...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Ibáñez AL,Pérez-Ramírez M,García-Calderón JL

    更新日期:2014-12-01 00:00:00

  • The DNA barcoding of Mediterranean combtooth blennies suggests the paraphyly of some taxa (Perciformes, Blenniidae).

    abstract::A dataset including novel and publicly available mtDNA COI sequences of 14 Mediterranean combtooth blenny species belonging to nine genera was assembled in order to provide a reference dataset for DNA barcoding studies. Some inconsistencies in the current taxonomy of some genera were observed. In particular, the monop...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Vecchioni L,Marrone F,Belaiba E,Tiralongo F,Bahri-Sfar L,Arculeo M

    更新日期:2019-02-01 00:00:00

  • Precision and accuracy of Dahl-Lea back-calculated smolt lengths from adult scales of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar.

    abstract::Using tagged and recaptured Atlantic salmon Salmo salar (n = 106) the present analysis shows that the most commonly applied linear back-calculation method for estimating past length, the Dahl-Lea method, resulted in overestimation of the length of large smolts and underestimation of small smolts. A correction equation...

    journal_title:Journal of fish biology

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hanson NN,Smith GW,Middlemas SJ,Todd CD

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00