Dependance of paternity rates on alternative reproductive behaviors in the squid Loligo bleekeri

@inproceedings{Iwata2005DependanceOP,
  title={Dependance of paternity rates on alternative reproductive behaviors in the squid Loligo bleekeri},
  author={Yoko Iwata and Hiroyuki Munehara and Yasunori Sakurai},
  year={2005}
}
The mating behavior of captive Loligo bleekeri and the paternity of the resulting prog- eny were examined based on behavioral observations and genetic analyses. In this species, there are 3 mating behaviors (male-parallel, head-to-head, and extra-pair), and 2 sperm storage sites in females (seminal receptacle and the opening of the oviduct), which suggest that sperm competition occurs. All 3 mating behaviors were observed, and females mated often with different males, result- ing in multiple… CONTINUE READING

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