Breeding behavior and early life history of the waccamaw killifish,Fundulus waccamensis

  title={Breeding behavior and early life history of the waccamaw killifish,Fundulus waccamensis},
  author={Peggy W. Shute and David G. Lindquist and John R. Shute},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
SynopsisThe territorial, courtship and spawning behavior ofFundulus waccamensis was investigated in the field and laboratory. Spawning occurs from April to August. Sexual dimorphism is manifested through dichromatism, genitalia, morphometric differences and contact structures. In nature, nuptial males vigorously defend circular territories and court entering females by circling them, sidling, ‘J’ shaping and spawning in the sand substrate. In the aquarium, males perform eight advertisement… Expand

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