Kei'ichiroh Iguchi

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The grazing fish, ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis Temminck & Schlegel, establishes feeding territorialiry during the young stage. The population density fluctuates from year to year by more than a hundredfold, but the determinant of territory size is less well known. The feeding territoriality of ayu was examined under simulated habitat conditions where fish(More)
The relationships between environmental variables, distribution of freshwater fishes and their diet were investigated at 40 sites on irrigation ditches for rice fields in central Japan. Multivariate analyses showed that fish species richness and diversity in ditches was high when fishes were able to easily invade the rice fields. Natural stream beds not(More)
To study the coexistence of sexual and gynogenetic forms, we examined the population structure of a gynogenetic complex of the Japanese crucian carp, Carassius auratus Temminck et Schlegel, during the April–June reproductive season by collecting 1225 mature fish that migrated from Lake Suwa to a tributary river for spawning. There were more sexual fish(More)
We investigated competition for food among two groups of six clone amagos (salmonids), Oncorhynchusmasoumacrostomus, in a laboratory experiment with different rates of food input. We examined the effect of temporal clumping of food resources on the inequality of food sharing between competitors. Monopolization of food by dominants was greater at a low input(More)
The spawning pattern and relationship to body size at maturation of amphidromous and land-locked forms of ayu,Plecoglossus altivelis, was investigated. Ovarian eggs of prespawning females showed a multimodal size distribution, regardles of body size, indicating that all the females were potentially a batch spawners. The spawning schedules of individual fish(More)
Feeding territoriality in the ayu (Plecoglossus altivelis) during the immature stage causes wide inter-individual variation in body size because territory holders grow more rapidly than non-territorial individuals. Since males and females differ in the way that body size contributes to reproductive success, they are also predicted to behave differently(More)
The phylogenetic relationships among threePseudorasbora fishes (Cyprinidae, Sarcocheiichthyinae) occurring in Japan (P. parva, P. pumila pumila andP. pumila subsp. sensu Nakamura [1963]) were inferred from nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial 16S rRNA gene. The sequences. of 1240 bp, were determined and compared for 22 specimens from 2–8 populations(More)
The asexual all-female Japanese crucian carp, Carassius auratus langsdorfii (Teleostei: Cypriniformes), reproduces gynogenetically, relying on the sperm of males of the sexual "host," C. auratus subspp. Theoretically, frequency-dependent mating preference of males to conspecific females can lead to the coexistence of asexual and sexual fish, if all else is(More)
To evaluate the spawning success of male Japanese minnows,Pseudorasbora parva, and female mate choice, spawning behaviour was observed under both artificial and experimental conditions. Larger males had larger territories and greater reproductive success. The body weight of territorial males decreased during the maintenance of territories, while that of(More)
Individual differences in growth can lead to a monopolistic form of food competition. We studied the long-term transition in the mode of competition and the distribution of individuals between food patches of the cloned salmonid fish, Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae, in the laboratory. This transition was accompanied by growth depensation, i.e., the increase(More)