Alternative male mating tactics in a cichlid, Pelvicachromis pulcher: a comparison of reproductive effort and success

Abstract

Pelvicachromis pulcher is a small African cichlid which breeds in holes. Males may either reproduce monogamously (pair males), polygynously (harem males), or be tolerated as helpers in a harem territory (satellite males). These helpers share in defence of the territory against conspecifics, heterospecific competitors and predators. There are two male colour… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s002650050391

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