Ballistic Beloniformes attacking through Snell's Window

Day, R. D., Mueller, F., Carseldine, L., Meyers-Cherry, N. and Tibbetts, I. R. (2016) Ballistic Beloniformes attacking through Snell's Window. Journal of Fish Biology, 88 2: 727-734. doi:10.1111/jfb.12799

Author Day, R. D.
Mueller, F.
Carseldine, L.
Meyers-Cherry, N.
Tibbetts, I. R.
Title Ballistic Beloniformes attacking through Snell's Window
Journal name Journal of Fish Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1095-8649
Publication date 2016-02-01
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/jfb.12799
Volume 88
Issue 2
Start page 727
End page 734
Total pages 8
Place of publication West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Needlefishes (Beloniformes) were observed employing a range of stalking and attacking behavioursto attack schools of bait shes ranging from the use of tactics common to predatory fishes to a novelbehaviour: the use of leaping, aerial attacks. These aerial attacks are suggested to serve two purposes: toextend the attack range of the needlefishes and to reduce their prey’s potential for evasion. Furthermore,a third purpose is hypothesized that the needleshes are taking advantage of Snell’s Window, an opticaleffect which may mask their approach to their prey
Keyword Aerial
Fish vision
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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