Dominance hierarchies and social status ascent opportunity: anticipatory behavioral and physiological adjustments in a Neotropical cichlid fish.

@article{Alonso2012DominanceHA,
  title={Dominance hierarchies and social status ascent opportunity: anticipatory behavioral and physiological adjustments in a Neotropical cichlid fish.},
  author={Felipe Marjalizo Alonso and Renato Massaaki Honji and Renata Guimar{\~a}es Moreira and Mat{\'i}as Pandolfi},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={612-8}
}
In this work we characterized the social hierarchy of non-reproductive individuals of Cichlasoma dimerus (Heckel, 1840), independently for both sexes, and its relationship to the opportunity for social status ascent. Female and male individuals who were located on the top rank of the social hierarchy, ascended in social status when the opportunity arose, therefore indicating that dominance is directly correlated with social ascent likelihood. Dominance was positively correlated with size in… CONTINUE READING
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