Darting behavior of a sandburrower fish,Limnichthys nitidus (Creediidae), in the Red Sea

@article{Cozzi2004DartingBO,
  title={Darting behavior of a sandburrower fish,Limnichthys nitidus (Creediidae), in the Red Sea},
  author={Joe Cozzi and Eugenie Clark},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={44},
  pages={327-336}
}
Creediid fishes usually live burrowed in sand. When disturbed they make quick movements out and back into the sand. The darting behavior of 35 individualLimnichthys nitidus was recorded on videotape with the aid of SCUBA in the shallow bay, Marsa Muqabelah, Egypt, on the NE coast of Sinai in the Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea. Thirty-nine sequences show that these fish travel distances of 26.7 to 110 mm in a single dart (1.7 to 5.5 times their total length), can reach speeds of nearly 0.5 m per sec… CONTINUE READING