Do male desert gobies compromise offspring care to attract additional mating opportunities?

Nicolas Symons, Per Svensson, Bob Wong

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Abstract

Males often play a critical role in offspring care but the time and energy invested in looking after young can potentially limit their ability to seek out additional mating opportunities. Recent studies, however, suggest that a conflict between male parental effort and mating effort may not always be inevitable, especially if breeding occurs near the nest, or if parental behaviours are under sexual selection.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20576
Number of pages4
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume6
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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