Can the limited marsupium space be a limiting factor for Syngnathus abaster females? Insights from a population with size-assortative mating.

Abstract

1. Some syngnathid species show varying degrees of sex role reversal aside from male pregnancy, with females competing for access to mates and sometimes presenting conspicuous secondary sexual characters. Among other variables, brooding space constraints are usually considered a key element in female reproductive success, contributing strongly to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2007.01346.x

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