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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2011

Male broad-nosed pipefish Syngnathus typhle do not locate females by smell

Lindqvist, C.; Sundin, J.; Berglund, A.; Rosenqvist, G.

Abstract

Broad-nosed pipefish Syngnathus typhle were used to investigate whether males used scent in their search for mates. When the males in an experiment had access to olfactory cues only, they did not locate females better than they located males. Thus, S. typhle, was less successful in mate search when visual cues were absent. (C) 2011 The Authors Journal of Fish Biology (C) 2011 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Keywords

Baltic Sea; mate encounter rate; mate search; scent

Published in

Journal of Fish Biology
2011, Volume: 78, number: 6, pages: 1861-1867
Publisher: WILEY-BLACKWELL

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Fish and Aquacultural Science

    Publication Identifiers

    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.02985.x

    Permanent link to this page (URI)

    https://res.slu.se/id/publ/101655