AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Effects of Nest Spacing on Nest Occupation, Mating Success and Mating Behaviour in the Two-spotted Goby (Gobiusculus flavescens)

by Isabel Magdalena Mück

Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Year: 2011
Keywords: ntnudaim:6492; MSMACODEV Marine Coastal Development; Marine Biology and Biochemistry
Record ID: 1281419
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I investigated hoe different spacing of breeding sited affects different aspects of mating behaviour in the two-spotted goby. I found that clumped nest spacing affects nest occupations and reproductive success negatively. Clumped nest spacing incresed male agonistic behaviour and led to a higher variance in reproductive success.