Lek-like spawning behaviour and different female mate preferences in roach (Rutilus rutilus)

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_6C2352BF3A05
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Lek-like spawning behaviour and different female mate preferences in roach (Rutilus rutilus)
Périodique
Behaviour
Auteur(s)
Wedekind C.
ISSN
0005-7959
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
1996
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
133
Pages
681-695
Langue
anglais
Résumé
I studied the scarcely known mating system of roach. Individually marked fish were kept in a pond with a glass wall that allowed observations of spawning. The roach showed a lek-like mating system which has not been described previously, with bourgeois males and reproductive parasites (i.e. simultaneous parasitic spawning), both tactics used by the same individuals. Females had the possibility to choose freely among the males but could probably hardly avoid multi-male fertilization. Most females spawned repeatedly during the observation period. They showed strong individual preferences with different females preferring different males or spawning sites.
Mots-clé
mate preference, mate choice, cyprinidae, roach, mating system, lek
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