11. Social Learning in Fishes

  1. Culum Brown1,
  2. Kevin Laland2 and
  3. Jens Krause3,4
  1. Culum Brown1 and
  2. Kevin Laland2

Published Online: 5 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch11

Fish Cognition and Behavior

Fish Cognition and Behavior

How to Cite

Brown, C. and Laland, K. (2011) Social Learning in Fishes, in Fish Cognition and Behavior (eds C. Brown, K. Laland and J. Krause), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444342536.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia

  2. 2

    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, UK

  3. 3

    Department of Biology and Ecology of Fishes, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

  4. 4

    Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney 2109, Australia

  2. 2

    Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution, School of Biology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9TS, Scotland, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUL 2011

Book Series:

  1. Fish and Aquatic Resources Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Tony J. Pitcher

Series Editor Information

  1. Fisheries Centre, Aquatic Ecosystems Research Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Canada

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332216

Online ISBN: 9781444342536

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Keywords:

  • social learning in fishes;
  • socially transmitted information - ‘demonstrating’ individual's behaviour;
  • social learning, sophisticated form in - ‘intelligent’ or ‘large-brained’ taxa;
  • antipredator behaviour of fishes - learned component, antipredator response with experience;
  • socially transmitted information - enabling individuals to respond to threats;
  • members of fish shoals, decisions about predators - changes in behaviour of shoalmates;
  • social learning, fishes learning to orientate - around their environment, route to food sites;
  • foraging, social learning - in patch choice, socially transmitted information in fishes;
  • aggression, and male Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens - aggressive interactions between neighbouring conspecifics;
  • belief that social learning - being restricted, large-brained species of vertebrates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Antipredator behaviour

  • Migration and orientation

  • Foraging

  • Mate choice

  • Aggression

  • Trade-offs in reliance on social and asocial sources of information

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References