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Does the ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis alert conspecifics to the danger of predation through the generation of an alarm signal?
Solan, M.; Battle, E.J.V. (2003). Does the ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis alert conspecifics to the danger of predation through the generation of an alarm signal? J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 83(5): 1117-1118
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Cambridge. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Behaviour; Intraspecific relationships; Predators; Amphiura filiformis (O.F. Müller, 1776) [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Solan, M., more
  • Battle, E.J.V.

Abstract
    The ability of the ophiuroid Amphiura filiformis to alert conspecifics to the presence of a predator was investigated. Our preliminary findings indicate that intraspecific communication of an alarm signal does not occur and that, ultimately, the motivation for altering behaviour in response to a stimulus is not oriented to the population as a whole.

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