Maintenance of pair bond during the non-reproductive season in a monogamous pipefish Corythoichthys haematopterus

Atsushi Sogabe, Yasunobu Yanagisawa

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Abstract

During the non-reproductive season, male and female Corythoichthys haematopterus came to a particular site every early morning and performed a series of displays, called greetings, for a few minutes. After exchanging greetings, they had no further interactions during the daytime. This behavioural pattern was basically the same as that observed during the reproductive season. All greeting pairs bred in the following reproductive season if both members were present. These results indicate that mate fidelity of this pipefish is very high and that daily greetings lasting only a few minutes were enough to maintain pair bond all year around.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-199
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Ethology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan

Keywords

  • Corythoichthys haematopterus
  • Greeting
  • Monogamy
  • Non-reproductive season
  • Pair bond
  • Syngnathidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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