Skip to main content

Deceptive female oviposition behaviour elicits male ejaculation in the European bitterling

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

In European bitterling Rhodeus amarus, fish that lay their eggs in the gill chambers of living freshwater mussels, females perform conspicuous behaviours associated with spawning that increases the probability of males performing ejaculatory behaviour and participating in a spawning. A significant positive association was detected between behaviour in which a female performs a spawning action but without releasing eggs, here termed ‘deceptive female oviposition’, and ejaculatory behaviour by courting males.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: mating tactics; pre-oviposition ejaculation; signal evolution; sneaking sperm competition

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430072, China

Publication date: 2007-12-01

  • 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
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