Territoriality and reproductive tradeoffs in the threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus.

R. C. Sargent

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Abstract

Relative to solitary males, competitive males had longer and fewer brood cycles, higher rates of energy expenditure per brood cycle, higher motivation to court additional females in the first brood cycle, and lower amounts of parental care during the first brood cycle. Thus territoriality in this species seems to effect the tradeoff between present vs future reproduction, and within present reproduction, the tradeoff between quantity vs quality of offspring. -from Author

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-226
Number of pages10
JournalBehaviour
Volume93
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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