Alternative male mating tactics of the endemic Red Sea parrotfish Scarus ferrugineus

Abstract : The present study shows that small non‐territorial terminal‐phase males of the rusty parrotfish Scarus ferrugineus are reproductively active and are comparable with initial‐phase males in behaviour, rates of participation during group‐spawning and success in streaking into pair spawning. Large territorial terminal‐phase males defend contiguous territories for several hours during the morning where they pair spawn with initial‐phase females.
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Y. Afeworki, J. Videler, F. Tekle, H. Kibrom, J. Henrich Bruggemann. Alternative male mating tactics of the endemic Red Sea parrotfish Scarus ferrugineus. Journal of Fish Biology, Wiley, 2017, 91 (2), pp.679 - 685. ⟨10.1111/jfb.13366⟩. ⟨hal-01907152⟩

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