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Subject:

Natural history info on two species

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Bill Saidel <[log in to unmask]>

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Academic forum on fisheries ecology and related topics <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 24 Sep 1996 10:32:56 EDT

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I am studying the visual behavior of two species that simultaneously view in
air and water: Anableps anableps and Pantodon buchholzi (Osteoglossomorpha).

The behaviors are clear and at some point I will send summaries.
My question to the list is this:
        Does anyone have information about the natural histories of these
species? I am trying to relate my laboratory findings to their natural
histories and because of their relative obscurity (especially Pantodon), I
have found little. I am particularly interested in the natural history
related to vision and visual behavior.
      For instance, who are their predators? Since they both live so close
to the surface, I infer that some birds might prey on them, but is it so?
Since they are so close to the surface, they provide a nice target for
predators from below as well. Is there any info about this?

        Please respond directly to my email ([log in to unmask]).

        Many thanks.


Bill Saidel (609) 225-6336
Dept. of Biology (609) 225-6312 FAX
Rutgers University E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Camden, NJ 08102
For more information about my science, check
      http://camden-www.rutgers.edu/~saidel/saidel.html

   "Between the approximation of the idea and the precision
    of reality, there is a small gap of the unimaginable."
   Milan Kundera - "The Unbearable Lightness of Being"


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