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Escape latency is size independent in grey mullet

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Abstract:

Using grey mullet Mugil cephalus as a model species, the hypothesis that escape latency increases with body size was tested. Minimum escape latency was c. 10 ms (mean ±s.d. 18·1 ± 13·7 ms; range 8–72 ms) and was independent of body size.

Keywords: Mauthner cells; Mugil cephalus; escape; fast-start; locomotion; reaction time

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01490.x

Publication date: July 1, 2007

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