Parental behaviour in relation to the occurrence of sneaking in the common goby

  title={Parental behaviour in relation to the occurrence of sneaking in the common goby},
  author={Ola Svensson and Carin Magnhagen and Elisabet Forsgren and Charlotta Kvarnemo},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
To investigate whether male common gobies, Pomatoschistus microps (Pisces, Gobiidae), treat their offspring differently depending on confidence of paternity, we conducted an experiment in which randomly chosen males either spawned alone with a female, or with a sneaking male present. Males did not treat their brood differently whether they had experienced sneaking or not. Our estimates of parental care, nest defence against potential egg predators and fanning rate were the same for the two… 

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  • A. Manica
  • Environmental Science
    Animal Behaviour
  • 2004

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