Adjustment of brood care behaviour in the absence of a mate in two species of Nicaraguan crater lake cichlids

Topi Lehtonen, Bob Wong, Per Svensson, Axel Meyer

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In many taxa, parental strategies can vary among individuals. This is especially true in species with biparental care, with males, more often than females, deserting their mates. While there is an abundance of theoretical predictions and empirical data on factors inducing mate abandonment by males, much less is known about what consequences this may have on female behaviour, particularly in the field and in non-avian systems
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)613 - 619
Number of pages7
JournalBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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