The boy can dance: ritual courtship of the opal cling goby

Ebner, Brendan C., and Kemp, Darrell J. (2020) The boy can dance: ritual courtship of the opal cling goby. Pacific Conservation Biology, 26. pp. 201-203.

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Abstract

Field-based video recording of courtship between a male and female Stiphodon semoni (Family Gobiidae), afforded the opportunity to discern specific behaviours not reported of sicydiine gobies previously, including tail-wagging and kiss-like behaviour by the male. Furthermore, a subset of behaviours that resemble those from published reports of other sicydiines in courtship and a subset of behaviours that are analogous to those exhibited by guppies (Poecilia reticulata, Family Poeciliidae) are reported and discussed briefly and used to contend that sicydiines are ripe for detailed study of sexual signalling behaviour in fishes.

Item ID: 61981
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2204-4604
Keywords: courtship, iridescence, observer effect, Sicydiinae, tail-wagging, underwater video
Copyright Information: Journal compilation © CSIRO 2020
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2021 00:12
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310301 Behavioural ecology @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3103 Ecology > 310304 Freshwater ecology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 100%
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