Population density, resource patterning, and territoriality in the Everglades pygmy sunfish

@article{Rubenstein1981PopulationDR,
  title={Population density, resource patterning, and territoriality in the Everglades pygmy sunfish},
  author={Daniel I. Rubenstein},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1981},
  volume={29},
  pages={155-172}
}
The means by which pygmy sunfish compete for food are influenced by the density of the population and the dispersion of the prey as well as by the sex and dominance status of the individual. At all densities when the prey were predictably located in a central clump, males established territories. When prey were dispersed randomly in both the high and low density population, males abandoned territorial behaviour and, like females, swam freely about the aquaria. Only in the intermediate density… CONTINUE READING
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