de Gaudemar et Beall, 1999


de Gaudemar, B. and Beall, E. (1999) Reproductive behavioural sequences of single pairs of Atlantic salmon in an experimental stream. Anim Behav., pp. 1207-1217

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Spawning site preparation Females bury their eggs in the gravel substrate in several excavated depression called nests [Males search for females and defend them against potential rivals by attacks and threat displays but do not participate in the choice and construction of redds] Susbtrate chooser
Salmo salar Spawning conditions Nycthemeral period of oviposition The average time between two successive ovipositions was 9 h 22 min ± 3 j 5 min (N=12). However, females were generally inactive during the day, except for four fish whci hsometimes bred continuously throughout the photophase (14 out of the 75 ovitpositions were observed by day] Day