Behavioural temperature preference in a brooding male pipefish Syngnathus typhle
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 73, Number 4, September 2008 , pp. 1039-1045(7)
Abstract:In the broad-nosed pipefish Syngnathus typhle, brooding males positioned themselves significantly more often towards the warmer part (18° C) of an aquarium, whereas females were indifferent in this respect. This behavioural temperature preference may increase male brooding rate and indirectly influence patterns of mating competition.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: September 1, 2008