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Female sand gobies gain direct benefits by choosing males with eggs in their nests
Uppsala University.
Uppsala University.
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1996 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, ISSN 0340-5443, Vol. 39, no 2, 91-96 p.Article in journal (Other scientific) Published
Abstract [en]

In some fish species with paternal care, females prefer to spawn with males whose nests already contain eggs. Several hypotheses have been put forward to explain this behaviour, such as reduced risk of predation or cannibalism (the dilution effect), incre

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SPRINGER VERLAG , 1996. Vol. 39, no 2, 91-96 p.
Keyword [en]
mate choice; paternal care; filial cannibalism; Pomatoschistus minutus; Gobiidae; GASTEROSTEUS-ACULEATUS L; MATE CHOICE; PATERNAL CARE; BROOD SIZE; POMATOSCHISTUS-MINUTUS; REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS; PARENTAL INVESTMENT; PIMEPHALES-PROMELAS; FILIAL CANNIBALISM;
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-84155OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-84155DiVA: diva2:112063
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Addresses: Forsgren E, INST SUPER PSICOL APLICADA, UNIDADE INVEST ECOETOL, RUA JARDIM DO TABACO 44, P-1100 LISBON, PORTUGAL. UPPSALA UNIV, DEPT ZOOL, S-75236 UPPSALA, SWEDEN.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-15

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