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Orientation and jumping behavior in the gobiid fish Bathygobius soporator. American Museum novitates ; no. 1486

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dc.contributor.author Aronson, Lester R. (Lester Ralph), 1911- en_US
dc.contributor.author Lerner Marine Laboratory. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:22:36Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:22:36Z
dc.date.issued 1951 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3993
dc.description 22 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 21-22). en_US
dc.description.abstract "A preliminary field study of the jumping behavior of the tide-pool gobiid fish Bathygobius soporator revealed that, except for certain unusual circumstances, these fish are so well oriented before jumping that they always land safely in a neighboring pool or in the open water. The conditions are such that the fish could not possibly see the neighboring pools before leaping. Various factors that might contribute to this orientation were examined and eliminated. These included (1) orientation to the open water, to the original outlet, or to a notch or similar configuration in the rim of the pool; (2) the position of the sun or shadows cast by the sun; (3) trial and error learning of the jumps. As a working hypothesis it is suggested that these gobies swim over the tide pools at high tide and acquire an effective memory of the general features of the topography of a limited area around the home pool which they are able to utilize when locked in their pools at low tide"--P. 20-21. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 1486 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.1486, 1951 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bathygobius soporator -- Orientation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bathygobius soporator -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Animal jumping. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tide pool animals -- Orientation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Tide pool animals -- Behavior. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Orientation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Behavior -- Bahamas -- Bimini Islands. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Bahamas -- Bimini Islands. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fishes -- Behavior. en_US
dc.title Orientation and jumping behavior in the gobiid fish Bathygobius soporator. American Museum novitates ; no. 1486 en_US
dc.title.alternative Behavior in Bathygobius soporator en_US
dc.type text en_US


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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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