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The effect of clutch size on whole clutch cannibalism in the beaugregory damselfish

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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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1095-8649.2003.00070.x

Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London, London E1 4NS, U.K.

Publication date: April 1, 2003

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