Site fidelity facilitates pair formation in aggregations of coral reef cardinalfish

@article{Rueger2017SiteFF,
  title={Site fidelity facilitates pair formation in aggregations of coral reef cardinalfish},
  author={Theresa Rueger and Naomi M Gardiner and Geoffrey P Jones},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2017},
  volume={186},
  pages={425-434}
}
Colonial animals often form stable pair bonds, returning to the same site to breed with the same partner every year. Familiarity with both partner and breeding site has the potential to enhance an individual’s reproductive success. However, it is often unknown whether the mating system arises because of site fidelity, mate fidelity or both. Here, observational and experimental studies are used to identify causal links between site fidelity and pair formation in a group-living coral reef… CONTINUE READING
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