Sexual selection determines parental care patterns in cichlid fishes.

@article{GonzalezVoyer2008SexualSD,
  title={Sexual selection determines parental care patterns in cichlid fishes.},
  author={Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer and John L Fitzpatrick and Niclas Kolm},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={2015-26}
}
Despite a massive research effort, our understanding of why, in most vertebrates, males compete for mates and females care for offspring remains incomplete. Two alternative hypotheses have been proposed to explain the direction of causality between parental care and sexual selection. Traditionally, sexual selection has been explained as a consequence of relative parental investment, where the sex investing less will compete for the sex investing more. However, a more recent model suggests that… CONTINUE READING