Filial cannibalism in teleost fish.

  title={Filial cannibalism in teleost fish.},
  author={Andrea Manica},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={77 2},
  • Andrea Manica
  • Published 2002 in
    Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical…
This review summarizes information on filial cannibalism (the act of eating one's own offspring) in teleost fish. Cannibalistic parents can either consume their whole brood (total filial cannibalism), or eat only some of the eggs in the nest (partial filial cannibalism). Offspring consumption has been argued to be adaptive under the assumption that offspring survival is traded against feeding, and that offspring can act as an alternative food source for the parents. The evidence supporting the… CONTINUE READING
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