Dear Enemies Elicit Lower Androgen Responses to Territorial Challenges than Unfamiliar Intruders in a Cichlid Fish

@inproceedings{Aires2015DearEE,
  title={Dear Enemies Elicit Lower Androgen Responses to Territorial Challenges than Unfamiliar Intruders in a Cichlid Fish},
  author={Rui F. Aires and Gonçalo A. Oliveira and T{\^a}nia F. Oliveira and Albert Frank Huascar Ros and Rui F Oliveira and William H. J. Norton},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
In many territorial species androgen hormones are known to increase in response to territorial intrusions as a way to adjust the expression of androgen-dependent behaviour to social challenges. The dear enemy effect has also been described in territorial species and posits that resident individuals show a more aggressive response to intrusions by strangers than by other territorial neighbours. Therefore, we hypothesized that the dear enemy effect may also modulate the androgen response to a… CONTINUE READING
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