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Mixed parentage in Neolamprologus pulcher groups

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Genetic data collected on co-operatively breeding Neolamprologus pulcher groups from Lake Tanganyika revealed mixed parentage in 80% of the groups examined. A case (1/11) of shared maternity was detected where a subordinate female bred alongside the dominant female in a social group. Extra-pair paternity was assigned to other dominant males who held their own social groups, but subordinate males were not found to father young in any group (0/9).

Keywords: Cichlidae; exclusion; maternity; paternity; reproductive skew

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Centre for Evolutionary Biology, School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia, Crawley 6009, Australia 2: Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5020, U.S.A. 3: Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1 Canada

Publication date: 2009-04-01

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