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alarm substance

alarm substance A substance released from the skin of injured fish that causes an immediate alarm reaction among fish nearby, leading to the dispersal of a school formed by members of the same species. Originally discovered in minnows and other Cyprinidae, the alarm substance is probably present in several fish families.

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alarm substance

alarm substance A substance released from the skin of injured fish that causes an immediate alarm reaction among fish nearby, leading to the dispersal of a school formed by members of the same species. Originally discovered in minnows and other Cyprinidae, the alarm substance is probably present in several fish families.

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"alarm substance." A Dictionary of Zoology. . Retrieved August 21, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/alarm-substance-0