Endocrine disrupting effects on the nesting behaviour of male three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus L.

J. V. Brian, J. J. Augley, V. A. Braithwaite

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Abstract

The analysis of patterns of temporal variability in the nesting behaviour of male three-spined stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus exposed to the synthetic oestrogen, 17β-ethinylestradiol, revealed immediate, but transient, treatment-related effects. Glueing frequency and time spent near nest were significantly reduced in exposed fish at the beginning of the experiment. The expression of these behaviours subsequently recovered and there was no effect of treatment on nest building success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1883-1890
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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