publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Boldness and intermittent locomotion in the bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus

Jean-Guy J. Godin; Alexander D. M. Wilson;
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  • Published: 16 Nov 2009
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Intermittent locomotion, characterized by moves interspersed with pauses, is a common pattern of locomotion in animals, but its ecological and evolutionary significance relative to continuous locomotion remains poorly understood. Although many studies have examined individual differences in both intermittent locomotion and boldness separately, to our knowledge, no study to date has investigated the relationship between these 2 traits. Characterizing and understanding this relationship is important, as both locomotion and boldness are associated with several ecologically relevant behaviors such as foraging, mating, predator evasion, exploration, and dispersal. He...
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Foraging, Boldness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Biology, Biological dispersal, Bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus, Body condition, Ecology, Juvenile, Predator
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