Male-female parental roles in Herotilapia multispinosa (Pisces: Cichlidae)

@article{Smithgrayton1978MalefemalePR,
  title={Male-female parental roles in Herotilapia multispinosa (Pisces: Cichlidae)},
  author={P. Smithgrayton and M. Keenleyside},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1978},
  volume={26},
  pages={520-526}
}
Parental role-sharing in the substrate-brooding cichlid, Herotilapia multispinosa, was assessed by twice-daily monitoring of behaviour of both parents during 15 breeding cycles. Some behavioural patterns were specific to one developmental brood stage; none was specific to one parental sex. Fanning and rocking over the eggs, mouthing wrigglers, and pit-digging in the wriggler stage were performed more often by females; chasing other conspecifics and hovering, both during the egg stage, were… Expand
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