Experimental analysis of monogamy in the Caribbean cleaner goby, Gobiosoma evelynae

@article{Harding2003ExperimentalAO,
  title={Experimental analysis of monogamy in the Caribbean cleaner goby, Gobiosoma evelynae
},
  author={Jeffery A. Harding and Glenn R. Almany and Lynne D. Houck and Mark A. Hixon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2003},
  volume={65},
  pages={865-874}
}
To investigate factors promoting monogamy, we studied the reproductive behaviour and ecology of the monogamous Caribbean cleaner goby at two sites near St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. We assessed mate fidelity and the amount of time required to acquire a new mate in experimentally widowed males and females. We also measured behavioural responses of pair members and single females to experimentally introduced conspecific intruders of both sexes. Finally, we evaluated the distribution of suitable… Expand

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