The role of androgens in the trade-off between territorial and parental behavior in the Azorean rock-pool blenny, Parablennius parvicornis.

@article{Ros2004TheRO,
  title={The role of androgens in the trade-off between territorial and parental behavior in the Azorean rock-pool blenny, Parablennius parvicornis.},
  author={Albert Frank Huascar Ros and Rick Bruintjes and Ricardo Serr{\~a}o Santos and Adelino V M Can{\'a}rio and Rui F Oliveira},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2004},
  volume={46 4},
  pages={491-7}
}
Androgen hormones have been shown to facilitate competitive ability in courtship and territorial behavior, while suppressing paternal behavior. The rock-pool blenny, Parablennius parvicornis, provides an excellent model to study the proximate regulation of such a trade-off between territorial and parental behavior, because nest-holder males of this species display these behaviors simultaneously. A field study was carried out in which territorial nest holder males were either treated with long… CONTINUE READING

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