The influence of turbulence on the sensory basis of rheotaxis

@article{Elder2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of turbulence on the sensory basis of rheotaxis},
  author={John P. Elder and Sheryl Coombs},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology A},
  year={2015},
  volume={201},
  pages={667-680}
}
Rheotaxis is a widespread behavior with many potential benefits for fish and other aquatic animals, yet the sensory basis of rheotaxis under different fluvial conditions is still poorly understood. Here, we examine the role that vision and the lateral line play in the rheotactic behavior of a stream-dwelling species (Mexican tetra, Astyanax mexicanus) under both rectilinear and turbulent flow conditions. Turbulence lowered the flow speed at which threshold levels of rheotactic performance were…