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See detailCollection of Papers from the 4th International Black Grouse Conference
Loneux, Michèle ULg

in Folia Zoologica (2009), 58(2), 133

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See detailMovement patterns, spatial distribution and depth preference by individual whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus in a small artificial lake
Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Neus, Yvan ULg; Rimbaud, Gilles ULg et al

in Folia Zoologica (2006), 55(4), 375-385

Using manual acoustic tracking our study quantified (1) the spatial distribution (2) the movement patterns and (3) the depth preference of adult whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus in it small artificial lake ... [more ▼]

Using manual acoustic tracking our study quantified (1) the spatial distribution (2) the movement patterns and (3) the depth preference of adult whitefish, Coregonus lavaretus in it small artificial lake of eastern Belgium were the species was introduced in 1978 for recreational fishing. From June to October 2004, n=6 C. lavaretus (LF 285-519 mm) were tracked (pingers and depth sensor transmitters) from a small boat over periods ranging from 98 to 108 days in Robertville Lake (elevation: 490 m; area: 63 ha max. depth: 47 in). Whitefish were consistently mobile but showed quite variable lake use patterns. Two individuals traveled the entire length and breadth of the lake, whereas others remained in movement in the deep zone in the middle part of the lake or near the retaining darn wall. Whitefish occupied positions in the water column ranging front 2.6 to 27.0 m (mean 12.7 +/- 5.6 m) that varied depending on individuals. This first study on individual whitefish behaviour provides a better understanding of the behavioural ecology of the species in small artificial lake. [less ▲]

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See detailSpawning movements of European grayling Thymallus thymallus in the River Aisne (Belgium)
Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Parkinson, Denis; Sonny, Damien et al

in Folia Zoologica (2004), 53(1), 87-98

In three consecutive years (1998 to 2000), 20 adult grayling Thymallus thymallus (L.) (FL +/- SD: 326 +/- 43 mm) were radio-tracked during circum reproduction period (February to May) in the River Aisne ... [more ▼]

In three consecutive years (1998 to 2000), 20 adult grayling Thymallus thymallus (L.) (FL +/- SD: 326 +/- 43 mm) were radio-tracked during circum reproduction period (February to May) in the River Aisne, Belgium. Before the spawning period, grayling remained consistently in the pool-riffle sequence in which they had been captured. Pre-spawning migration time extended from 7 to 29 March. Distances travelled during the spawning migration ranged from 70 to 4980 in (mean +/- S.E.: 1234 +/- 328 m). Spawning migrations stalled under conditions of decreasing water level and increasing water temperature in a thermal range (daily mean Tdegrees) from 5 to 8 degreesC. Spawners remained from 1 to 31 days (mean +/- S.D.: 10.4 +/- 9.8 days) at the spawning grounds and performed a post-spawning homing from 28 March to 18 April in decreasing water flow and in a thermal range (daily mean Tdegrees) from 7 to 11 degreesC. This study demonstrates that migration patterns of grayling are similar between years, but with a timing adjusted as a response to annual variations of the hydroclimatic conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailRelative Reproductive success of males in polyandrous crosses of Barbus meridionalis (Cyprinidae) revealed by microsatellite genotyping
Chenuil, A.; Cattaneo-Berrebi, G.; Binda et al

in Folia Zoologica (1998), 47

Using microsatellite genotyping in Barbus meridionalis, we tried to assess the identity of fathers of progeny produced during four experimental polyandrous crosses involving the same four males and one or ... [more ▼]

Using microsatellite genotyping in Barbus meridionalis, we tried to assess the identity of fathers of progeny produced during four experimental polyandrous crosses involving the same four males and one or two females. The pooled analysis revealed that males had significantly different reproductive successes. We found no conspicuous causes explaining differential reproductive success in the behavioural data or in the physical characteristics of the males but a genetic determinism is the most parsimonious hypothesis to account for this variability. We argue that this conclusion is compatible with the hypothesis that the reproductive strategy of barbels, which involves large aggregations of males, is a result of sexual selection. This study provides guidelines for future interspecific crosses and constitutes the preliminary experiment of an investigation of the origin of a hybrid zone between Barbus barbus and Barbus meridionalis. [less ▲]

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See detailGonadal and thyroid hormones in the barbel (Barbus barbus) during and outside short reproductive cycles
Poncin, Pascal ULg; Kuhn, E. R.; Vandorpe, G. et al

in Folia Zoologica (1998), 47

Sex steroids with thyroid hormones were studied during reproduction in the European barbel Barbus barbus L., a new species for European aquaculture. In female barbel, the period between two successive ... [more ▼]

Sex steroids with thyroid hormones were studied during reproduction in the European barbel Barbus barbus L., a new species for European aquaculture. In female barbel, the period between two successive ovulations (every 12-18 days) was characterized by high estradiol-17 beta (E-2) levels (>300 pg.ml(-1)) and a sinusoidal variation of these levels. Outside the reproductive periods, the E-2 plasma concentration was significantly lower (100 pg.ml(-1)) and invariation. The spermiating males showed significantly higher testosterone (T) plasma values than non-spermiating ones. The opposite was noticed for the plasma thyroxine (T-4) concentrations: low values in males and females during reproduction, high values outside reproductive periods. Spermiating males had a higher triiodothyronine (T-3) plasma concentration compared to non-spermiating ones, whereas no significant difference is seen for the females. [less ▲]

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See detailHistological and biometrical study of intraovarian oocytes in barbel (Barbus barbus) reared in captivity
Poncin, Pascal ULg; Thiry, Marc ULg; Lepoint, A. et al

in Folia Zoologica (1996), 45(Suppl. 1), 117-

In the present study, we investigated the histology and oocyte size variations in ovaries from barbel reared in captivity. We demonstrated that the size distribution of intraovarian oocytes is quadrimodal ... [more ▼]

In the present study, we investigated the histology and oocyte size variations in ovaries from barbel reared in captivity. We demonstrated that the size distribution of intraovarian oocytes is quadrimodal (including primary oocytes, oocytes with vacuoles, vitellogenetic oocytes and ova), Indicating that oocyte development can be found in the ovaries (some oocytes are in late vitellogenesis). The ovarian structure is discussed in realation to the repeated spawnings observed in captivity. [less ▲]

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