KOHDA Masanori


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Laboratory location

Sugimoto Campus

Degree 【 display / non-display

  •  -  Doctor of Science

Research Areas 【 display / non-display

Behavioral Ecology, Animal Ecology

Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Cooperative breeding (cooperative polyandry) in fish:

    (Collaboration in Japan) Project Year :


    Keyword in research subject:  Cooperative breeding, Male-male competition, Female control

  • Mechanism and adaptive significance of conditional sex determination in fishes


    Keyword in research subject:  Environment, Sex determination

  • Study on the diversity of fish communities in tropical lakces

    (International Collaboration)

    Keyword in research subject:  Species diversity, Ecological niche, Adaptive radiation

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • Society of Evolutionary studies, Japan

  • Japan Ethological Society

  • The ichthyological Society of Japan

Committee Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 2005

    Japan Ethological Society  

  • 2004

    The ichthyological Society of Japan  

  • 2001

    The ichthyological Society of Japan  

  • 1996

    Japan Ethological Society  

Current Career 【 display / non-display

  • Osaka City University   Graduate School of Science   Biology and Geosciences Course   Professor  

Graduate School 【 display / non-display


    Kyoto University  Graduate School, Division of Natural Science 

Graduating School 【 display / non-display


    Kagoshima University   Faculty of Fisheries  


Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • If a fish can pass the mark test, what are the implications for consciousness and self-awareness testing in animals?

    Kohda Masanori, Hotta Takashi, Takeyama Tomohiro, Awata Satoshi, Tanaka Hirokazu, Asai Jun-ya, Jordan Alexander Lyndon

    PLOS Biology  2019  [Refereed]

  • Evolutionary transitions to cooperative societies in fishes revisited

    Tanaka Hirokazu, Frommen Joachim G., Koblmueller Stephan, Sefc Kristina M., McGee Matthew, Kohda Masanori, Awata Satoshi, Hori Michio, Taborsky Michael

    ETHOLOGY  124 ( 11 ) 777 - 789 2018.11  [Refereed]


  • Helpers increase the reproductive success of breeders in the cooperatively breeding cichlid Neolamprologus obscurus

    Tanaka Hirokazu, Kohda Masanori, Frommen Joachim G.

    BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY  72 ( 9 )  2018.09  [Refereed]


  • Tit for Tat in the Dear Enemy Relationship Between Territorial Females of a Cichlid Fish

    Sogawa Shumpei, Kohda Masanori



  • Helpers increase food abundance in the territory of a cooperatively breeding fish

    Tanaka Hirokazu, Frommen Joachim G., Kohda Masanori

    BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY  72 ( 3 )  2018.03  [Refereed]


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Books etc 【 display / non-display

Review Papers (Misc) 【 display / non-display

  • Individual Specialized foraging repertoires in the piscivorous cichlid fish Lepidiolamprologus profundicola

    Animal Behavior  48   1123 - 1131 1994

  • Piracy mating by large males in a monogamous substrate-breeding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika

    Journal of Ethology  17   51 - 59 1999

  • Asymmetry of mouth-opening of a small herbivorous cichlid fish DBTelmatochromis(/)-DB DBtemporalis(/)-DB in Lake Tanganyika

    Zoological Science  15   405 - 408 1998

  • Inter-population variation in the mating system of a substrate-breeding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika

    Journal of Ethotogy  16   123 - 127 1998

  • Spawning timing and sites of parturition of the viviparous scorpionfish DBSebastiscus(/)-DB DBmarmoratus(/)-DB

    Environmental Biology of Fishes  52   225 - 229 1998

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Other Research Activities (Works) 【 display / non-display

  • Breeding ecology of a cooperatively polyandrous cichlid, #HChalinochromis(/)-] DB #Hbrichardi(/)-] DB -life history strategy of male

  • Breeding ecology of a cooperatively polyandrous cichlid, #HChalinochromis(/)-] DB #Hbrichardi(/9-] DB -manipulation of insemination by female

  • Study on cooperative polyandry of substrate-breeding cichlid, #HChalinochromis(/)-] DB #Hbricardi(/)-] DB in Lake Tanganyika

  • Study on the mechanism of the co-existence of territorial and hervivorous cichlid fishes in roclcy shores of Lake Tanganyika.

  • Study on the geographical colour variation of cichlid fishes at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika


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