Vainikka et al, 2005


Vainikka, A. and Kortet, R. and Paukku, S. and Rantala, M.J. and Pirhonen, J. (2005) What do male tench, Tinca tinca, advertise with morphological ornaments?. Acta Ethologica, pp. 70-78

Associated characteristics

Species Development state Trait Primary Data Secondary Data
Tinca tinca Male Male sexual dimorphism In contrast to females, tench Tinca tinca (L.) males have large pelvic fins with a thickened and bent second ray. Males also produce notable ventral protuberances during breeding, but the function of these male ornaments is not known Absent
Tinca tinca Spawning conditions Mating system Tench usually spawn in groups of three, with two males competing for a female Polyandry