The cost of peripheral males in a brook trout mating system

@article{Blanchfield1999TheCO,
  title={The cost of peripheral males in a brook trout mating system},
  author={Paul J. Blanchfield and Mark S. Ridgway},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1999},
  volume={57},
  pages={537-544}
}
A focus on the reproductive contributions of males displaying alternative life histories has neglected the role of size-dependent peripheral males in salmonine mating systems. We documented mating behaviour of brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis, including observations of spawning, over two breeding seasons to determine the mating costs of peripheral males to dominant males (kleptogamy) and females (egg cannibalism). For males and females, the mating costs of peripheral males were substantial… Expand
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