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Round goby Neogobius melanostomus attraction to conspecific and heterospecific egg odours.
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PMID:  21651542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In this study, cannibalistic and predatory responses of juvenile Neogobius melanostomus (either fed or deprived of food and caught during the reproductive summer or non-reproductive winter season) to water washings of fertilized eggs from conspecifics (N. melanostomus), heterospecifics (rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss) and control lake water were tested. Fed juveniles (summer season) spent significantly more time on the side of the flume containing stimuli from conspecific eggs over control water, while significantly preferring control water to heterospecific stimuli. In addition, fish showed a significant preference towards stimuli from conspecific eggs over heterospecific stimuli by associating near conspecific egg odours 1·5 times longer [Correction added after online publication 28 April 2011, text changed]. Fish that were deprived of food, regardless of whether caught during the summer or winter season, did not show any preference towards either conspecific or heterospecific stimuli. These findings show that conspecific egg odours attract fed juveniles and that there is a potential to lure fish to odour traps as a means of control.
S Yavno; L D Corkum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of fish biology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1095-8649     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Fish Biol.     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0214055     Medline TA:  J Fish Biol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1944-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Fish Biology © 2011 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4 Canada.
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