Skip to main content

Intraspecific differences in patterns of courtship behaviours between the Pacific Ocean and Japan Sea forms of the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

The courtship behaviour of the Pacific Ocean and Japan Sea forms of the three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus were studied in seven populations. The intraspecific difference in behavioural patterns, zigzag dance and weak dorsal pricking in the Pacific Ocean form and lateral display and vigorous dorsal pricking in the Japan Sea form, was clearly distinguishable regardless of the type of habitat the males lived in.

Keywords: Gasterosteus aculeatus; courtship behaviour; dorsal pricking; lateral display; zigzag dance

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2006.01135.x

Affiliations: 1: Biological Laboratory, Gifu Keizai University, 5-10 Kitakata, Ogaki, Gifu 503-8550, Japan 2: Osaka Kyoiku University, 4-698-1 Asahigaoka, Kashiwara, Osaka 582-8582, Japan

Publication date: 2006-09-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free 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