HOME    About this site    mypage    Japanese    library    university    Feedback

University of the Ryukyus Repository >
Faculty of Agriculture >
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (Faculty of Agriculture) >

Title :Reproductive interference in live-bearing fish: the male guppy is a potential biological agent for eradicating invasive mosquitofish
Authors :Tsurui, K Sato
Fujimoto, S
Deki, O
Suzuki, T
Tatsuta, H
Tsuji, K
Issue Date :1-Apr-2019
Abstract :The eradication of invasive exotic species is desirable but often infeasible. Here, we show that male guppies are a potential biological agent for eradicating invasive mosquitofish through the mechanism of reproductive interference, which is defined as any sexual behavior erratically directed at a different species that damages female and/or male fitness. Together with decades of data on species distribution, our field surveys suggest that mosquitofish initially became established on Okinawa Island before being replaced by the more recently introduced guppies. More importantly, our laboratory experiments suggest that reproductive interference was one of the mechanisms underlying this species exclusion, and that in this case, the negative effects were asymmetric, i.e., they only impacted mosquitofish. Reproductive interference may offer a safer and more convenient method of biological control than the traditional sterile male release method because radiation is not necessary.
URL :https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41858-y
Type Local :雑誌掲載論文
ISSN :2045-2322
Publisher :Springer Nature
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/44807
Citation :Scientific Reports Vol.9 p.1 -9
Appears in Collections:Peer-reviewed Journal Articles (Faculty of Agriculture)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
vol9_p1_20190401.pdf6180KbAdobe PDFView/Open