Pahrump Poolfish antipredator behavior

Craig Stockwell
Predator naïveté has been invoked to explain the impacts of non-native predators on isolated populations that evolved with limited predation. Such impacts have been repeatedly observed for the endangered Pahrump Poolfish, Empetrichthys latos, a desert species that evolved in isolation since the end of the Pleistocene. We tested poolfish for anti-predator responses to conspecific chemical alarm cues released from damaged epithelial tissue versus responses to distilled water as a control. Poolfish did not respond to...
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