Male display characters, gonadal maturation and androgens in the cichlid fish Oreochromis mossambicus

@article{Oliveira1999MaleDC,
  title={Male display characters, gonadal maturation and androgens in the cichlid fish Oreochromis mossambicus},
  author={Ricardo Filipe Oliveira and V{\'i}tor Carvalho Almada},
  journal={acta ethologica},
  year={1999},
  volume={2},
  pages={67-70}
}
Abstract  The relationships between gonadal maturation and the expression of behavioral and morphological display characters in O. mossambicus was investigated and the possible role of androgens in the coordination of this process was evaluated using genital papilla size as a bioassay for androgen levels. Morphological and behavioral displaying characters were found to be correlated among themselves. The sexually dimorphic characters were correlated with gonad maturation and androgen levels… CONTINUE READING

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