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Zebrafish are now one of the most used animal model species in scientific research worldwide. Our current knowledge of wild zebrafish is limited to an estimated range of their natural habitats and their tendencies to form groups. In laboratories, zebrafish are typically housed in situations that...

Author(s)
Graham, C.; Keyserlingk, M. A. G. von; Franks, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2018, 200, pp 13-22
Abstract

There is increasing evidence that the composition of a social group influences the fitness of its members. For example, group member identities can determine the exposure risk to contact-transmitted parasites and consequently impact the health of all group members. Here, we propose that group...

Author(s)
Klemme, I.; Karvonen, A.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Animal Behaviour, 2018, 146, pp 165-172
Abstract

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) have proven their efficiency as an animal model for genetics and development, but their nutrition and housing requirements continue to elude researchers. Diet and housing density were predicted to affect weight change and reproductive success in 120 days postfertilization...

Author(s)
Kolb, A.; Hildebrandt, F.; Lawrence, C.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Zebrafish, 2018, 15, 5, pp 445-453
Abstract

The great increase in the study of dog cognition in the current century has yielded insights into canine cognition in a variety of domains. In this review, we seek to place our enhanced understanding of canine cognition into context. We argue that in order to assess dog cognition, we need to regard ...

Author(s)
Lea, S. E. G.; Osthaus, B.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Learning & Behavior, 2018, 46, 4, pp 335-363
Abstract

Social network analysis has been shown to be effective in studying the social structure of cetacean populations. Common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) inhabiting the Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida, have among the highest concentrations of total mercury (THg) in blood reported...

Author(s)
Titcomb, E. M.; Reif, J. S.; Fair, P. A.; Stavros, H. C. W.; Mazzoil, M.; Bossart, G. D.; Schaefer, A. M.
Publisher
Wiley, Boston, USA
Citation
Marine Mammal Science, 2017, 33, 3, pp 771-784
Abstract

Despite a history in zoological institutions stretching back more than 50 years, with associated improvements in husbandry and breeding, the keeping of Killer whales Orcinus orca in zoos and aquariums has become highly controversial. The recent decision to stop the current breeding programme in the ...

Author(s)
Law, G.; Kitchener, A. C.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Zoo Yearbook, 2017, 51, 1, pp 232-247
Abstract

In species in which individuals live in stable social groups, individual recognition is expected to evolve to allow individuals to remember past interactions with different individuals and adjust future behavior toward them accordingly. Thus, social memory is expected to be a ubiquitous component...

Author(s)
Madeira, N.; Oliveira, R. F.
Publisher
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., New Rochelle, USA
Citation
Zebrafish, 2017, 14, 4, pp 305-310
Abstract

Domesticated mammals of many different species share a set of physical and physiological traits that are not displayed by any of their wild progenitors. This suite of traits, now termed the "domestication syndrome" (DS), has been a puzzle since Charles Darwin discovered it. Two general explanations ...

Author(s)
Wilkins, A. S.
Publisher
Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia
Citation
Vavilovskij Zbreve˜urnal Genetiki i Selekcii / Vavilov Journal of Genetics and Breeding, 2017, 21, 4, pp 435-442
Abstract

In species with indeterminate growth, differential growth rates can lead to animals adopting alternative reproductive tactics such as sneak-guard phenotypes, which is partially predicted by variation in growth during the juvenile life-history stage. To investigate sources of growth variation, we...

Author(s)
Forest, A. R.; Dender, M. G. E.; Pitcher, T. E.; Semeniuk, C. A. D.
Publisher
Wiley, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Ethology, 2017, 123, 5, pp 329-341
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The response of cultured rainbow trout to their mirrored image was investigated. Thirty fish were placed individually in two novel aquariums consecutively for 10 min each. Walls in one aquarium were covered with mirrors on all four sides, whereas the walls of the other aquarium were non-transparent ...

Author(s)
Rauw, W. M.; García-Cortés, L. A.; Villarroel, M.; Gomez-Raya, L.
Publisher
Spanish National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Madrid, Spain
Citation
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 2017, 15, 1, pp e05SC02

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