Female mating strategy and male brood cannibalism in a sand-dwelling cardinalfish.

@article{Okuda1999FemaleMS,
  title={Female mating strategy and male brood cannibalism in a sand-dwelling cardinalfish.},
  author={Okuda},
  journal={Animal behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={273-279}
}
  • Okuda
  • Published 1999 in Animal behaviour
I investigated male and female sexual strategies of a cardinalfish, Apogon niger, which breeds in sandy areas at sporadic coral colonies. Males mouthbrood an egg mass received from one female at a time. Because of the lengthy mouthbrooding period, the interspawning interval was shorter for females than for males. Females moved between coral colonies to find mates more extensively than did males, and more frequently deserted mates after spawning. The females shortened their interspawning… CONTINUE READING

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