Low level infection by eye fluke, Diplostomum spp., affects the vision of three‐spined sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus

S. F. Owen*, I. Barber, P. J.B. Hart

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Abstract

Experiments have shown thai infection by low intensities of the eye fluke affects the vision of three‐spined stickleback when selecting prey, and also shortens the reactive distance to the prey. The results have consequences for the fitness of the individual, and also for the study of prey selection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-806
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1993
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Diplostomum
  • eye flukes
  • Gasterosteus aculeatus
  • prey selection
  • reactive distance
  • vision

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