The Role of Size in Synchronous Air Breathing of Hoplosternum littorale

  title={The Role of Size in Synchronous Air Breathing of Hoplosternum littorale},
  author={K. Sloman and Richard D Sloman and G. De Boeck and G. Scott and F. Iftikar and C. Wood and Vera M F Almeida-Val and A. Val},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  pages={625 - 634}
Synchronized air breathing may have evolved as a way of minimizing the predation risk known to be associated with air breathing in fish. Little is known about how the size of individuals affects synchronized air breathing and whether some individuals are required to surface earlier than necessary in support of conspecifics, while others delay air intake. Here, the air‐breathing behavior of Hoplosternum littorale held in groups or in isolation was investigated in relation to body mass, oxygen… Expand
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