Alarm Reaction of the Top Smelt, Atherinops affinis: Reexamination

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Science  03 Nov 1967:
Vol. 158, Issue 3801, pp. 671-672
DOI: 10.1126/science.158.3801.671


We did not observe the reported alarm reaction of the top smelt Atherinops affinis (Ayres) when presented with a methanol extract of whole top smelt; we interpret the reaction as an experimental artifact. Rather, a methanol extract of top smelt is an attractant, as is methanol extract of shrimp.