Male alternative reproductive behaviours in a Mediterranean wrasse , Symphodus ocellatus : Evidence from otoliths for multiple life-history pathways

@inproceedings{Alonzo2000MaleAR,
  title={Male alternative reproductive behaviours in a Mediterranean wrasse , Symphodus ocellatus : Evidence from otoliths for multiple life-history pathways},
  author={Suzanne H Alonzo and Michael Taborsky and Peter Wirtz},
  year={2000}
}
Although alternative reproductive behaviours have been studied extensively, it has only been possible in a few cases to document the underlying life-history pathways and factors that determine their expression. In Symphodus ocellatus, a Mediterranean wrasse, males adopt a variety of behaviours. Within a season, they may invest in territory defence, nest building and broodcare (nesting males); join nesting males in their defence against reproductive parasites, but also participate in spawning… CONTINUE READING

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