Large- and small-size advantages in sneaking behaviour in the dusky frillgoby Bathygobius fuscus

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Takegaki, Takeshi; Kaneko, Takashi; Matsumoto, Yukio;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag
  • Journal: Naturwissenschaften,volume 99,issue 4,pages285-289 (issn: 0028-1042)
  • Subject: Alternative reproductive tactics | Size advantage | Sperm competition

Sneaking tactic, a male alternative reproductive tactic involving sperm competition, is generally adopted by small individuals because of its inconspicuousness. However, large size has an advantage when competition occurs between sneakers for fertilization of eggs. Here... View more
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