Size-dependent use of territorial space by a rock-dwelling cichlid fish

@article{Markert2007SizedependentUO,
  title={Size-dependent use of territorial space by a rock-dwelling cichlid fish},
  author={Jeffrey A. Markert and Matthew E. Arnegard},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2007},
  volume={154},
  pages={611-621}
}
Territoriality fundamentally influences animal mating systems and patterns of population structure. Although territory ownership is already known to contribute importantly to male reproductive success and the ecological coexistence of African rock-dwelling cichlids, the significance of variation in territory features has received little attention in these fishes. In Lake Malawi, males of Pseudotropheus tropheops “orange chest” defend territories on either of two substrate classes at Harbour… CONTINUE READING