Social learning in fishes: A review

Culum Brown*, Kevin N. Laland

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Animals acquire skills and knowledge from other animals, and fish are no exception. There is now strong experimental evidence that many species of fish exhibit social learning and traditional behaviours. Here, we review the literature pertaining to social learning in fish, focusing on (i) antipredator behaviour. (ii) migration and orientation, (iii) foraging, (iv) mate choice and (v) eavesdropping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-288
Number of pages9
JournalFish and Fisheries
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Antipredator behaviour
  • Eavesdropping
  • Fishes
  • Foraging
  • Mate choice
  • Migration
  • Orientation
  • Social learning


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