Intra- and interspecific challenges modulate cortisol but not androgen levels in a year-round territorial damselfish.

@article{Ros2014IntraAI,
  title={Intra- and interspecific challenges modulate cortisol but not androgen levels in a year-round territorial damselfish.},
  author={Albert Frank Huascar Ros and Philippe Vullioud and Rick Bruintjes and Armelle Vallat and Redouan Bshary},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={217 Pt 10},
  pages={1768-74}
}
Interactions between individuals of different species are commonplace in animal communities. Some behaviors displayed during these interspecific social interactions may be very similar to those displayed during intraspecific social interactions. However, whether functional analogies between intra- and interspecific behaviors translate at the proximate level into an overlap in their underlying endocrine mechanisms remains largely unknown. Because steroids both mediate social behaviors and… CONTINUE READING