The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio.

  title={The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio.},
  author={Rowena Spence and Gabriele Gerlach and Christian Lawrence and Carl Smith},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={83 1},
The zebrafish Danio rerio, is an important model organism in developmental genetics, neurophysiology and biomedicine, but little is known about its natural ecology and behaviour. It is a small, shoaling cyprinid, native to the flood-plains of the Indian subcontinent, where it is found in shallow, slow-flowing waters. Zebrafish are group spawners and egg scatterers, although females are choosy with respect to sites for oviposition and males defend territories around such sites. Laboratory… CONTINUE READING
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