Male size determines reproductive output in a paternal mouthbrooding fish

@article{Kolm2002MaleSD,
  title={Male size determines reproductive output in a paternal mouthbrooding fish},
  author={Niclas Kolm},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2002},
  volume={63},
  pages={727-733}
}
Size can have strong effects on reproductive success in both males and females, and in many species large individuals are preferred as mates. To estimate the potential benefits from mate choice for size in both sexes, I studied the effects of the size of each sex on the reproductive output of pairs of Banggai cardinalfish, Pterapogon kauderni, a sexually monomorphic obligate paternal mouthbrooder. When pairs were allowed to form freely, a size-assortative mating pattern was observed and larger… CONTINUE READING

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