Agonistic behavior of juvenile largemouth bass and smallmouth bass Academic Article uri icon


  • Juvenile largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) and smallmouth bass (M. dolomieu) were videotaped in aquaria and in a river, and were observed exhibiting 18 types of agonistic behavior. Behavioral patterns included attempts to injure, threatening displays, and appeasement postures. Field observations confirmed that juvenile smallmouth bass can display complex agonistic behavior within 50 days of hatching. 1996, Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Sabo, M. J., Pert, E. J., & Winemiller, K. O.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Sabo, MJ||Pert, EJ||Winemiller, KO

publication date

  • March 1996