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See detailCroyances, pratiques et utilisations des tortues marines en médecine traditionnelle sur la côte ouest africaine: Bénin et Sénégal
Dossa, Justine; Diez, Marianne ULg; Hornick, Jean-Luc ULg et al

in Chéloniens : Biologie, écologie, Elevage, Conservation (2009), 14

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See detailDynamique de défense du nid chez Symphodus ocellatus (Forsskål, 1775), poisson labridé méditerranéen. II. Comportements agressifs du mâle territorial nidificateur envers des mollusques gastéropodes
Ylieff, Marc ULg; Michel, Christian ULg; Voss, Jacques

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1998), 18(1), 39-52

This field research examines aggressive behaviour towards gasteropod molluscs in nesting territorial male of Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions ... [more ▼]

This field research examines aggressive behaviour towards gasteropod molluscs in nesting territorial male of Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions involving Symphodus ocellatus towards gasteropod molluscs were investigated. Questions of interest were: (1) selective cleaning of the nest according to possible predation danger of molluscs on the eggs, (2) visual recognition of natural mollusc from artificially coloured lure, (3) colours discriminating abilities by the visual system and, more generally (4) the importance of territorial male investment in nest defense; this role could ensure a successful reproduction of the species. Our observations and experimentations (coloured dummies) allow us to conclude that in Symphodus ocellatus, nesting territorial males clean every time their nest, any gasteropod mollusc species whatever; that they have sufficient knowledge of their usual biological environment to be able to discriminate a gasteropod mollusc from a dummy; that the organ of perception used for social recognition is the visual channel constituted by a neural system competent to perceive colours finely , a special quality which support the theory about the use of one preferential colour (red for S.ocellatus) for visual communication; that fry protection insured by territorial male, a task guided by his visual system, is necessary considering dangers from some gasteropod molluscs living in his habitat. [less ▲]

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See detailDynamique de défense du nid chez Symphodus ocellatus (Forsskål, 1775), poisson labridé méditerranéen. I. Comportements agonistiques entre le mâle territorial nidificateur et cinq autres espèces de labridés
Ylieff, Marc ULg; Michel, Christian ULg; Voss, Jacques

in Cahiers d'Ethologie (1997), 17(1), 49-74

This research in the field consists of a study of interspecific agonistic behaviour of territorial male in Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions ... [more ▼]

This research in the field consists of a study of interspecific agonistic behaviour of territorial male in Symphodus ocellatus. This behaviour is useful for brood and nest defense. Four questions involving Symphodus ocellatus towards S. tinca, S. mediterraneus, S. roissali, Thalassoma pavo et Coris julis were investigated. The questions of interest were: (1) aggressors or intruders motivations (predation of the brood (a) and/or territorial conflicts (b)), (2) the recognition of this or that species (recognition studied with selective attacks by territorial male), (3) the organ(s) of perception used for this recognition and (4) the importance of territorial male investment in nest defense; this role could ensure a successful reproduction of the species. Our observations and experimentations (tested labrid fishes presented to T. males) allow us to affirm that in S. ocellatus, nesting territorial males recognize the various tested labrid fishes; that the organ of perception used for social recognition is the visual channel; that spawn protection insured by territorial male, a task guided by his visual system, is necessary towards menace of his congeners, but also the other fishes living in his habitat. Nevertheless, if it’s becoming clear that the Mediterranean labrid fishes have the ability to recognize and preferentially interact with particular individuals, the answer of the question 1, concerning aggressors motivations, is not yet clearly known. [less ▲]

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