Does the reproductive status of male round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) influence their response to conspecific odours?

@article{Marentette2007DoesTR,
  title={Does the reproductive status of male round gobies (Neogobius melanostomus) influence their response to conspecific odours?},
  author={Julie R. Marentette and Lynda D. Corkum},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={447-455}
}
While pheromone communication has been well documented in the female round goby, male responses have not been examined. We determined if male round gobies responded to odours of their conspecifics, and whether that response varied with their reproductive status (reproductive and non-reproductive). No significant differences were observed for any treatment (dechlorinated water, or water conditioned by reproductive males (RM) and non-reproductive males (NRM) and females), although RM spent more… CONTINUE READING