A Multi-Component Species Identifying Pheromone in the Goldfish

  title={A Multi-Component Species Identifying Pheromone in the Goldfish},
  author={Haude M. Levesque and Donelle Scaffidi and Christine N. Polkinghorne and Peter W. Sorensen},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Ecology},
Although it has been established that sexually-immature goldfish and their relatives recognize members of their own species by using chemicals that they release, the identity of this cue(s) and whether it might be produced and used by other life stages is not yet known. To address this question, this study tested the behavioral responses of sexually immature and mature goldfish to each other’s body washings, their sensitivity to this cue, the role of the olfactory sense in detecting it, and… CONTINUE READING