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Título: Temporal variation in male traits, nesting aggregations and mating success in the peacock blenny
Autor: Oliveira, Rui Filipe
Almada, Vítor Carvalho
Forsgren, E.
Gonçalves, Emanuel João
Palavras-chave: Sexual selection
Sexual dimorphism
Mating success
Intertidal fish
Data: 1999
Editora: Blackwell Publishing
Citação: Journal of Fish Biology, 54, 499-512
Resumo: At the beginning of the breeding season male Salaria pavo that have eggs in their nests are larger, have more developed anal glands and less intense eye-spots and are located in breeding aggregations. These differences cease to occur from the peak of the breeding season (June–July) onwards. Two scenarios are presented that may explain these results: (1) smaller and younger males may begin to breed later devoting part of the warm season to growth; (2) females may cease to be selective as the nesting space begins to be saturated with eggs. These results raise one methodological and one conceptual question. The search for correlates of male reproductive success must cover different phases of the breeding season to capture the overall dynamics of the processes involved. The operational sex ratio for cavity-spawning fishes should take into account the availability of spawning sites rather than just counting the sexually mature members of each sex.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/1342
ISSN: 0022-1112
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