No evidence that lionfish Pterois miles coordinate and reciprocate during hunts

Hanaa Sarhan
Collaborative hunting can be defined as predators coordinating their movements in time and space, assuming different roles in catching prey. As lionfishes are naturally solitary hunters; an experimental study documenting active recruitment, coordination and alternating (potentially reciprocal) striking in dwarf lionfish Dendrochirus zebra received major attention. A hypothesis was that collaborative hunting may contribute to the successful invasion of another lionfish species, Pterois miles, in the Caribbean. A first study on P. miles in the...
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