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Abstract

We demonstrate the presence of animal personality in an inter-tidal gastropod, Littorina littorea, both in a sample of individuals infected by the trematode Cryptocotyle lingua and in an uninfected sample. On average infected individuals behaved more cautiously than individuals free of infection, but the parasite did not affect repeatability. Although the parasite is not associated with greater diversity of behaviour amongst infected individuals, infection might be associated with state-dependent personality differences between infected and non-infected individuals.

DOI

10.1016/j.beproc.2015.03.014

Publication Date

2015-06-01

Publication Title

Behav Processes

Volume

115

First Page

132

Last Page

134

Embargo Period

2016-06-01

Organisational Unit

School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Keywords

Boldness, Gastropod, Parasite, Personality, Trematode, Animals, Behavior, Animal, Gastropoda, Host-Parasite Interactions, Opisthorchis

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