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Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Fish Biology, May 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 2,086)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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79 tweeters
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Title
Individual personality differences in Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni
Published in
Journal of Fish Biology, May 2016
DOI 10.1111/jfb.12993
Pubmed ID
Authors

Byrnes, E. E., Brown, C., Byrnes, E E, Brown, C

Abstract

This study examined interindividual personality differences between Port Jackson sharks Heterodontus portusjacksoni utilizing a standard boldness assay. Additionally, the correlation between differences in individual boldness and stress reactivity was examined, exploring indications of individual coping styles. Heterodontus portusjacksoni demonstrated highly repeatable individual differences in boldness and stress reactivity. Individual boldness scores were highly repeatable across four trials such that individuals that were the fastest to emerge in the first trial were also the fastest to emerge in subsequent trials. Additionally, individuals that were the most reactive to a handling stressor in the first trial were also the most reactive in a second trial. The strong link between boldness and stress response commonly found in teleosts was also evident in this study, providing evidence of proactive-reactive coping styles in H. portusjacksoni. These results demonstrate the presence of individual personality differences in sharks for the first time. Understanding how personality influences variation in elasmobranch behaviour such as prey choice, habitat use and activity levels is critical to better managing these top predators which play important ecological roles in marine ecosystems.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Czech Republic 2 6%
Germany 1 3%
Unknown 32 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 26%
Researcher 9 26%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 4 11%
Student > Master 4 11%
Other 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 54%
Unspecified 5 14%
Environmental Science 4 11%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 315. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 18 September 2017.
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#20,592
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#2
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#1,612
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Fish Biology
#1
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