Alloparental care in fishes

@article{Wisenden2004AlloparentalCI,
  title={Alloparental care in fishes},
  author={Brian D Wisenden},
  journal={Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries},
  year={2004},
  volume={9},
  pages={45-70}
}
  • B. D. Wisenden
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Alloparental care, care directed at non-descendant young, presents a potential challenge to evolutionary ecologists because investment in non-descendant eggs and young gives the appearance of maladaptive behaviour. Yet wherever there is parental care in fishes, there is usually alloparental care. As such, alloparental care is an integral part of care in fishes. Alloparental care appears to have arisen independently many times in disparate taxa. The chief reason for this is the low cost of care… Expand

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