Cichlid Room Companion

TERM: Description of glossary term.


Context: Behavior Physiology

egg-spot

An egg-like spot on the anal or pectoral fin of (mostly male) mouthbrooding cichlids. Its role is to draw female's attention while male releases its milt and fertilizes eggs inside female's mouth

Reference

Coad, Brian & D.E. McAllister. 2007. "Dictionary of Ichtyology". Brian W. Coad. Retrieved on June 21, 2014, from: http://www.briancoad.com/Dictionary/Complete%20Dictionary.htm (crc06223)

Synonym: false egg