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Using accelerometry to quantify prey attack and handling behaviours in piscivorous pike Esox lucius

  • M. Van Deurs
  • A. Andersson
  • J. Vinterstare
  • A. Didenko
  • A. Persson
  • C. Brönmark
  • P. Anders Nilsson
Publishing year: 2017-06-01
Language: English
Pages: 2462-2469
Publication/Series: Journal of Fish Biology
Volume: 90
Issue: 6
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Abstract english

Accelerometer technology was used to evaluate behaviours in the teleost ambush predator pike Esox lucius foraging on crucian carp Carassius carassius. Automated rule-based estimates of prey-size determined handling time were obtained and are compared with video-recorded behaviours. Solutions to tag attachment and the limitations imposed by battery-time and data-logging capacities are evaluated.


  • Zoology
  • Behavioral Sciences Biology
  • accelerometer
  • Esox lucius
  • foraging
  • handling time
  • predation


  • Centre for Animal Movement Research
  • ISSN: 0022-1112
Anders Nilsson
E-mail: anders [dot] nilsson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se


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Aquatic Ecology


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Varpu Pärssinen

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