We investigated the spawning nests of Gymnogobius macrognathos on a tidal flat in the Tatara River, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Digging uncovered 19 spawning nests. The number of eggs and the standard length of the guarding male were positively correlated. Nine spawning nests were examined using in situ resin casting. All casts had structures characteristic of callianassid shrimp burrows and were most likely those of Nihonotrypaea japonica. Spawning nests had significantly greater average diameters than shrimp burrow openings and may have been widened by G. macrognathos.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics