Host Imprinting in Anemonefishes (Pisces: Pomacentridae): Does it Dictate Spawning site Preferences?

@article{Arvedlund2000HostII,
  title={Host Imprinting in Anemonefishes (Pisces: Pomacentridae): Does it Dictate Spawning site Preferences?},
  author={Michael Arvedlund and Ingvar Bundgaard and Lis Engdahl Nielsen},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2000},
  volume={58},
  pages={203-213}
}
The olfactory cues, to which some species of anemonefish embryos imprint, are secreted in the mucus on the tentacles and the oral disc of the host anemone. Close contact of the eggs of anemonefishes with the host's tentacles seems therefore important to imprinting. A corollary of this observation is that if local environmental conditions sweep tentacles in one specific direction, then the eggs will be placed leeward of the tentacles, rather than to foremost way from the tentacles. Other known… CONTINUE READING

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