An analysis of reproductive behavior in the mouthbreeding cichlid fish, Tilapia macrocephala (Bleeker).

@article{Aronson1949AnAO,
  title={An analysis of reproductive behavior in the mouthbreeding cichlid fish, Tilapia macrocephala (Bleeker).},
  author={L. Aronson},
  journal={Zoologica; scientific contributions of the New York Zoological Society},
  year={1949},
  volume={34 Pt. 3},
  pages={133-58}
}
  • L. Aronson
  • Published 1949 in
    Zoologica; scientific contributions of the New…
Qualitative descriptions and quantitative measurements of the patterns of reproductive behavior of the African mouthbreeding cichlid fish, Tilapia macrocephala (Bleeker), have been presented. These patterns have been grouped into three categories. The first, namely courtship, includes head-nods, approach-throat-puffs, body-quivers and tail-slaps. Most the females exhibited these courtship items during the observation periods, and at a relatively high frequency. The males performed these… CONTINUE READING

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