Escape behaviour and ultimate causes of specific induced defences in an anuran tadpole.

@article{Teplitsky2005EscapeBA,
  title={Escape behaviour and ultimate causes of specific induced defences in an anuran tadpole.},
  author={C{\'e}line Teplitsky and Sandrine Pl{\'e}net and J-P L{\'e}na and Nathalie Mermet and Emmanuel Malet and Pierre Joly},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={180-90}
}
Induced defences, such as the predator avoidance morphologies in amphibians, result from spatial or temporal variability in predation risk. One important component of this variability should be the difference in hunting strategies between predators. However, little is known about how specific and effective induced defences are to different types of predators. We analysed the impact of both pursuing (fish, Gasterosteus aculeatus) and sit-and-wait (dragonfly, Aeshna cyanea) predators on tadpole… CONTINUE READING