Aerobic capacity influences the spatial position of individuals within fish schools.

  title={Aerobic capacity influences the spatial position of individuals within fish schools.},
  author={Shaun S Killen and Stefano Marras and John F Steffensen and David J. Mckenzie},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  volume={279 1727},
The schooling behaviour of fish is of great biological importance, playing a crucial role in the foraging and predator avoidance of numerous species. The extent to which physiological performance traits affect the spatial positioning of individual fish within schools is completely unknown. Schools of juvenile mullet Liza aurata were filmed at three swim speeds in a swim tunnel, with one focal fish from each school then also measured for standard metabolic rate (SMR), maximal metabolic rate (MMR… CONTINUE READING
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