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The effect of crowding and density on male mating behaviour in the rose bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus)

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    0345138 - UBO-W 2011 RIV NL eng J - Článek v odborném periodiku
    Casalini, M. - Reichard, Martin - Smith, C.
    The effect of crowding and density on male mating behaviour in the rose bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus).
    Behaviour. Roč. 147, č. 8 (2010), s. 1035-1050 ISSN 0005-7959
    Grant CEP: GA ČR GA206/09/1163
    Výzkumný záměr: CEZ:AV0Z60930519
    Klíčová slova: density-dependence * mating system * sexual selection * sperm competition * territoriality
    Kód oboru RIV: EG - Zoologie
    Impakt faktor: 1.480, rok: 2010

    Female density and resource availability are two key variables that shape mating systems. Here we tested mean crowding, defined as the number of males per unit of resource, and density per se, defined as the number of individuals present per unit area, to investigate their effect on the mating system of Rhodeus ocellatus. Males were exposed to combinations of high and low levels of crowding and density, while the operational sex ratio was held constant. High levels of crowding significantly affected the proportion of mussel spawning sites defended by males and the proportion of mussels into which sperm was released. In contrast to theoretical predictions, neither density nor crowding influenced overall male aggressive behaviours. Density, but not crowding, had a significant effect on male courtship rate, which arose as a possible trade-off between intra-sexual competition and inter-sexual behaviour.
    Trvalý link: http://hdl.handle.net/11104/0186473