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Resource distribution mediated male reproductive success through its effect on territory defensibility



Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference ECBB 2008, 4thEUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON BEHAVIORAL BIOLOGY,18-20 JULY, DIJON, FRANCE:Programme, information and abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Science

Field Zoology
Keywords bitterling; reproductive success, aggression; territory
Description Male reproductive success often depends on their ability to defend territory and aggressive behavior associated with territoriality may supress population productivity by restrains of female spawning rate. Using bitterling as a model species we found the influence of amount of territories on the number of spawned eggs. Spatial distribution influenced male territorial aggression and female choosines.

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