Piracy mating by large males in a monogamous substrate-breeding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika

  title={Piracy mating by large males in a monogamous substrate-breeding cichlid in Lake Tanganyika},
  author={Sima Keita Mboko and Masanori Kohda},
  journal={Journal of Ethology},
Telmatochromis temporalis is a biparental substrate breeding cichlid that mates in size-assortative monogamy at the southern end of Lake Tanganyika. In this population, at least a few months before the rainy season, large males (90–110 mm TL) did not pair. However, they maintained large territories that were defended against conspecific large males and that contained several pairing small males (50–80 mm). Large males occasionally visited the nests of the small pairs in their territories, and… CONTINUE READING
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