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


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