Title

Consistent behavioural traits and behavioural syndromes in pairs of the false clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris

RIS ID

80326

Publication Details

Wong, M. Y. L., Medina, A., Uppaluri, C., Arnold, S., Seymour, J. R. & Buston, P. M. (2013). Consistent behavioural traits and behavioural syndromes in pairs of the false clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris. Journal of Fish Biology, 83 (1), 207-213.

Abstract

Using the social clown anemonefish Amphiprion ocellaris, whether individuals exhibited consistency in activity levels, boldness and sociability in a paired context, and whether these three behavioural traits were positively correlated within a single behavioural syndrome, was investigated. The results highlight that consistent individual differences in behaviour are expressed in a social fish and suggest that consistent behavioural traits and behavioural syndromes could influence the structure and functioning of their societies. © 2013 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12133