The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio

  title={The behaviour and ecology of the zebrafish, Danio rerio},
  author={Rowena Spence and G. Gerlach and C. Lawrence and C. Smith},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • Rowena Spence, G. Gerlach, +1 author C. Smith
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • 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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