A field survey of the bredding habits of Eretmodus cyanostictus, a biparental mouthbrooding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika

@article{Neat2004AFS,
  title={A field survey of the bredding habits of Eretmodus cyanostictus, a biparental mouthbrooding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika},
  author={Francis C. Neat and Sigal Balshine-Earn},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={55},
  pages={333-338}
}
Oral incubation of young or ‘mouthbrooding’ reduces the selective advantages of care by two parents and thus biparental care is rare among ‘mouthbrooding’ fish. We surveyed the breeding biology of Eretmodus cyanostictus, a biparental mouthbrooder from Lake Tanganyika, to understand what factors maintain biparental care. We found larger males than females, a male-biased sex ration and indications that spawning is synchronized around the full moon. These preliminary findings suggest that the… CONTINUE READING

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