The ‘lie-in-wait’ feeding mode of a cryptic teleost,Synanceia verrucosa
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- Grobecker, D.B. Environ Biol Fish (1983) 8: 191. doi:10.1007/BF00001085
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The foraging strategy of the stonefish,Synanceia verrucosa was investigated. Using regular- and high-speed cinematography (32–1,000 fps), experiments were designed to test the idea that the stonefish utilizes a functional repertoire of feeding modes that depend on prey location. A kinematic profile of each feeding mode is described and illustrated. Foraging in this cryptic predator with a consideration of its associated ambush site is discussed.