A expressão do comportamento agonístico em Ituglanis ramiroi Bichuette & Trajano 2004 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e sua aplicação para conservação

  • Monteiro-Neto D
  • Bichuette M
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Abstract

Ituglanis ramiroi lives in a special habitat in São Bernardo Cave, mostly upper aquifers fed by infiltration water in the rock. The species was previously studied in relation to reaction to the light; to the spontaneous behavior; to the feeding behavior; and to the locomotor rhythmicity, with evidences of specializations in these behaviors. In the present work, we present the description of agonistic be- havior in this species. We verified that the agonistic component was weakly expressed in the tested individuals and could represent a character regression, therefor, a specialization. Specialized behavior in troglobitic species suggests unique evolutionary histories, and must be considered for conservation purpose.

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Monteiro-Neto, D., & Bichuette, M. (2013). A expressão do comportamento agonístico em Ituglanis ramiroi Bichuette & Trajano 2004 (Siluriformes: Trichomycteridae) e sua aplicação para conservação. Revista Da Biologia, 10(2), 28–33. https://doi.org/10.7594/revbio.10.02.05

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