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

  title={Alternative male mating tactics in a cichlid, Pelvicachromis pulcher: a comparison of reproductive effort and success},
  author={Elisabeth Martin and Michael Taborsky},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
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 morphs that are fixed for life and are apparently genetically determined. These differ in their potential mating strategy. Red morph males… 
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