Skip to main content

Promiscuous spawning behaviour of the tropical herring Spratelloides gracilis

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

Spawning behaviour of the blue sprat Spratelloides gracilis was observed at shallow reefs of Kuchierabu‐jima Island, southern Japan. The fish carried out promiscuous spawning behaviour on substrata covered with algal mats mainly in the intertidal region of a shallow inlet. The spawning events occurred only at predawn (20–50 min before sunrise) and daily for c. 25 days from mid‐June to mid‐July.

Keywords: algae on rocks; blue sprat; predawn; shore region; spawning behaviour

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0022-1112.2006.00900.x

Affiliations: Department of Bioresource Science, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Kagamiyama 1-4-4, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-0046 Japan

Publication date: 2006-01-01

  • Access Key
  • Free ContentFree content
  • Partial Free ContentPartial Free content
  • New ContentNew content
  • Open Access ContentOpen access content
  • Partial Open Access ContentPartial Open access content
  • Subscribed ContentSubscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed ContentPartial Subscribed content
  • Free Trial ContentFree trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more