Nonapeptide levels in male cleaner fish' brains during interactions with unfamiliar intra and interspecific partners

In nature, cleaner fish face complex situations arising from a highly demanding socio-environment that includes conspecific and mutualistic relationships. The nonapeptide arginine vasotocin (AVT) is known to play a relevant role in the expression of mutualistic behaviour in the Indo-Pacific bluestreak cleaner wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus). However, the role… CONTINUE READING