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

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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: 2003-04-01

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