Suction feeding by predators limits direct release of alarm cues in fishes

Brian Wisenden, Alexis Taylor, Jessica Undem & Michael Wagner
Chemical alarm cues alert aquatic prey to the presence of an actively foraging predator. There is a large literature based upon responses to alarm cues derived from skin extract, because it is anticipated that prey skin is damaged when prey are attacked by a predator. However, many predators feed by suction feeding whereby prey are quickly drawn into the buccal cavity and swallowed whole with little, if any, direct contact between the teeth of the...
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