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Relationships between pair formation, site fidelity and sex in a coral reef cardinalfish
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The results suggest that individuals of this species form at least seasonally stable monogamous pair bonds within larger groups, and that pair formation is closely associated with site fidelity. Expand
Homing is not for everyone: displaced cardinalfish find a new place to live.
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It was tested whether the pajama cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera could home by displacing individuals up to 250 m within and among isolated reefs and found that being able to return home may not be as critical as previously assumed. Expand
Natal philopatry increases relatedness within groups of coral reef cardinalfish
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The hypothesis that limited dispersal explains small-scale patterns of relatedness in the pajama cardinalfish Sphaeramia nematoptera is tested and the first example for natal philopatry at the group level causing small- scale patterns of genetic relatednessIn a marine fish is provided. Expand
Size matters: male and female mate choice leads to size-assortative pairing in a coral reef cardinalfish
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It is suggested that monogamous pairing occurs in cardinalfish because mouthbrooding restricts multiple mating by males, and size-assortative pairing follows as larger males likely prefer the more fecund larger females, and larger females prefer larger males because they can successfully brood all of their eggs. Expand
Reproductive control via the threat of eviction in the clown anemonefish
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Experimental support for the assumptions of the restraint model is provided by showing that resource limitation creates reproductive competition and a credible threat of eviction helps explain why subordinates forego reproduction in clown anemonefish Amphiprion percula. Expand
Site fidelity facilitates pair formation in aggregations of coral reef cardinalfish
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In these cardinalfish, strong site attachment facilitates long-lasting pair bonds, as well as new pair formation when necessary, suggesting that site rather than mate fidelity is the major driver of the reproductive system. Expand
Genetic relatedness in social groups of the emerald coral goby Paragobiodon xanthosoma creates potential for weak kin selection
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It is shown that even in marine animals with dispersive larval phases, kin selection needs to be considered to explain the evolution of complex social groups. Expand
Resolving genealogical relationships in the Pyjama cardinalfish, Sphaeramia nematoptera (Apogonidae) with 23 novel microsatellite markers
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This marker set provides a rare opportunity to investigate mating behaviour, reproductive success, kin group structure and larval dispersal in natural populations of a coral reef fish targeted by the aquarium trade. Expand
Ontogenetic shifts in microhabitat use and coral selectivity in three coral reef fishes
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It is shown that three mobile medium-sized fishes, Siganus vulpinus, Zebrasoma scopas and Heniochus varius, are associated with live coral substrata early in ontogeny and less so as adults on coral reefs in Kimbe Bay, Papua New Guinea. Expand
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