Female and male territoriality and mating system of the sand tilefish,Malacanthus plumieri

@article{Baird2004FemaleAM,
  title={Female and male territoriality and mating system of the sand tilefish,Malacanthus plumieri},
  author={Troy A. Baird},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={101-116}
}
  • T. Baird
  • Published 1 June 1988
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
SynopsisThe social and reproductive biology of the sand tilefish,Malacanthus plumieri (Malacanthidae), was studied at Glover's Reef, Belize, where this species occurs in colonies over sand-rubble flats. Individuals each occupy a home burrow refuge and a surrounding home range. Home range overlap among adjacent fish of the same sex is low, and individuals defend exclusive use of much of their home range against all conspecifics except mates (i.e., territoriality). Areas defended by males overlap… 
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