Tactic-specific success in sperm competition.

@article{Fu2001TacticspecificSI,
  title={Tactic-specific success in sperm competition.},
  author={Peng Fu and Bryan D. NeffB.D. Neff and Michael R. Gross},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2001},
  volume={268 1472},
  pages={
          1105-12
        }
}
Sperm competition is a major force in sexual selection, but its implications for mating-system and life-history evolution are only beginning to be understood. The well-known sneak-guard model predicts that sneaks will win in sperm competition. We now provide empirical confirmation of this prediction. Bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) have both sneak (cuckolder) and guard (parental) males. Guards make nests, court females and provide solitary parental care for the embryos. Sneaks include… CONTINUE READING

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