Parental state and offspring recognition in the biparental cichlid fish Pelvicachromis pulcher

@article{Nelson1997ParentalSA,
  title={Parental state and offspring recognition in the biparental cichlid fish
 Pelvicachromis pulcher
 
},
  author={Christopher T. Nelson and Robert William Elwood},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={54},
  pages={803-809}
}
Alloparental care was investigated in the biparental West African cichlid, Pelvicachromis pulcherNon-breeding adults typically consumed young conspecifics but this trait was inhibited in both sexes during reproductive attempts. Alien conspecific young were accepted into the brood if they were of a similar age/developmental stage to the parents' own young but not if they were much older or much younger. If not accepted they were consumed by whichever adult located them. Parents separated from… Expand
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