Lek-like spawning, parental care and mating periodicity of the triggerfishPseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Balistidae)

@article{Gladstone2004LeklikeSP,
  title={Lek-like spawning, parental care and mating periodicity of the triggerfishPseudobalistes flavimarginatus (Balistidae)},
  author={William Gladstone},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={249-257}
}
  • W. Gladstone
  • Published 1 March 1994
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
SynopsisThe triggerfishPseudobalistes flavimarginatus has a lek-like spawning system at Yonge Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Males migrate to a traditional mating ground where they establish territories enclosing nest sites and egg chambers. Females arrive several days later and choose a male for mating. There is biparental care of the fertilized eggs and a strict division of labour. Females appeared to be confined to the nest site by the male. Mating was semi-lunar: eggs were observed in nests… 
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