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Homing behaviour of rock pool blenny Parablennius parvicornis (Pisces: Blenniidae)
Thyssen, L; Triay-Portella, R; del Pino, S; Castro, J (2014). Homing behaviour of rock pool blenny Parablennius parvicornis (Pisces: Blenniidae). J. Nat. Hist. 48(19-20): 1169-1179. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2013.859314
In: Journal of Natural History. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0022-2933; e-ISSN 1464-5262, more
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Keywords
    Blenniidae Rafinesque, 1810 [WoRMS]
    Marine
Author keywords
    blenny; tidal rock pools; fish; homing behaviour

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  • Thyssen, L
  • Triay-Portella, R
  • del Pino, S
  • Castro, J

Abstract
    The homing ability of the rock pool blenny Parablennius parvicornis was studied at a rocky shore on Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). A total of 140 fish was tagged in five different rock pools and 100 of these were displaced from their original site, during low tide. This blenny species shows great site fidelity and is able to return home from 400m away. Results show that homing success mainly depends on the displacement distance and it increases when fish return against the current, whereas sex and fish size have no influence.

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