Locomotor and electric displays associated with electrolocation during exploratory behavior in mormyrid fish.

@article{Toerring1984LocomotorAE,
  title={Locomotor and electric displays associated with electrolocation during exploratory behavior in mormyrid fish.},
  author={M J Toerring and Peter Moller},
  journal={Behavioural brain research},
  year={1984},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={291-306}
}
In the presence of a novel stimulus such as an aluminum or a plastic rod mormyrid fish (Marcusenius cyprinoides and Gnathonemus petersii) exhibit characteristic motor probing acts (PMAs): 'chin probing', 'radial' and 'lateral va-et-vient', 'lateral probing', 'tangential probing', and 'stationary probing'. During the display of these PMAs the fish maintain characteristic probing distances from the object which were 4.5 cm for the metal and 2.5-3.7 cm for the plastic stimulus. G. petersii with… CONTINUE READING