PREDATOR AVOIDANCE IN SEAGRASS MEADOWS: PREY BEHAVIOR, MICROHABITAT SELECTION, AND

@inproceedings{Main1987PREDATORAI,
  title={PREDATOR AVOIDANCE IN SEAGRASS MEADOWS: PREY BEHAVIOR, MICROHABITAT SELECTION, AND},
  author={Kevan L. Main},
  year={1987}
}
Behavioral responses to predators may influence distribution and abundance patterns of prey. Earlier predator-preference experiments and analyses of natural diets revealed that the caridean shrimp Tozeuma carolinense is underrepresented in the diet of pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, the dominant predatory fish in marine seagrass meadows in the southeastern USA. I examined the influence of prey behavioral responses, microhabitat shifts, and cryptic coloration on prey accessibility to Lagodon with a… CONTINUE READING

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