Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Kontext: Behavior

parasitic spawning

While the female and the dominant male are spawning, a subordinate male sneaks in and tries to fertilize some of the eggs; specialized variants of this behavior are displayed by sneaker and streaker males

Literatur

Barlow, George W.. 2002. "The Cichlid Fishes (Nature's Grand Experiment in Evolution)". Perseus Publishing. pp. 352 pp. ISBN: 9780738203768 (crc03927) (Kurzfassung)

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