Brown and black bullheads: Trapping using sound or pheromonal lures
Overall effectiveness category Awaiting assessment
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Brown bullheads are notable for their sound production. In the lab, they produce sound during aggressive, conspecific encounters (Anderson et al. 2008). Certain fish species, such as the round goby Neogobius melanostomus, are also attracted to pheromones from the same species (Gammon et al. 2005). It is possible that there is potential for trapping bullhead fish using sound or pheromonal lures provided that possible influences on non-target species are addressed.
Anderson, K., Rountree, R. & Juanes, F. (2008) Soniferous fishes in the Hudson River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society, 137, 616-626.
Gammon D.B., Li W., Scott A.P., Zielinski B.S. & Corkum L.D. (2005) Behavioural responses of female Neogobius melanostomus to odours of conspecifics. Journal of Fish Biology, 67, 615-626.