Nest site characteristics and nesting success of the five‐spotted wrasse Symphodus roissali in the north‐western Mediterranean Sea
Abstract:The effects of site characteristics on the distribution of nests and nesting success were examined in the five‐spotted wrasse Symphodus roissali in the north‐western Mediterranean Sea. Nesting males selected nest sites mainly on flat substrata and close to a margin in the rocky littoral strip; however, substratum slope and degree of shelter from wave action were the determinants for a greater success.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes, CSIC, Camí d’accés Cala San Francesc n° 14, 17300 Blanes, Girona, Spain
Publication date: January 1, 2006