The effect of clutch size on whole clutch cannibalism in the beaugregory damselfish
Abstract:Parental male beaugregory damselfish Stegastes leucostictus commonly cannibalize entire egg clutches under natural conditions. Clutch size was experimentally reduced, but a relationship between the extent of clutch reduction and the frequency of total cannibalism was not detected.
Keywords: filial cannibalism
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, U.K.
Publication date: April 1, 2003