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The effect of meal size and meal duration on food anticipatory activity in greenback flounder

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Purser, GJ and Chen, WM, The effect of meal size and meal duration on food anticipatory activity in greenback flounder, Journal of Fish Biology, 58, (1) pp. 188-200. ISSN 0022-1112 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/jfbi.2000.1436

Abstract

Latency of food anticipatory activity (FAA) in greenback flounder Rhombosolea tapirina was about 21 days. Fish fed at meal sizes of 0.25 and 0.5% W day-1 exhibited FAA under meal durations of 1, 3 and 7 h. Fish fed at 1.5% W day-1 showed FAA only at a meal duration of 1 h. At each meal size, FAA was shorter and lower the longer the duration of the meal. The mean durations of FAA and post-feeding activity were correlated positively (r=0.87; P<0.0; n=7). FAA persisted for <3 days during food deprivation. It is suggested that greenback flounder was capable of evaluating the energetic and temporal impacts of a single daily meal. © 2001 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Purser, GJ (Associate Professor John Purser)
Author:Chen, WM (Mr Wei Min Chen)
ID Code:21341
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-06-12
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