Role of female territoriality in social and mating systems of Canthigaster valentini (Pisces: Tetraodontidae): evidence from field experiments

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dc.contributor.author Gladstone, W
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T06:45:36Z
dc.date.issued 1987-01
dc.identifier.citation Marine Biology, 1987, 96 pp. 185 - 191
dc.identifier.issn 0025-3162
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14799
dc.description.abstract Sharpnose puffers, Canthigaster valentini (Pisces: Tetraodontidae) at Lizard Island, Australia, live in made-dominated haremic social and mating systems. The hypothesis was that mature females are restricted in their movements and can be monopolized by some males. Field experiments at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, between January and March 1983 showed that mature females were still territorial in the absence of males and movements of females were not controlled by males. Males abandoned their territories when their females were removed. The territorial behavior of those males with access to females (territorial males) restricted the access of other males (bachelor males) to them. Bachelor males took over harems and became territorial males when established territorial males were removed. The results of the experiments thus supported the hypothesis.
dc.format Scott McWhirter
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1007/BF00427018
dc.subject NA, Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
dc.subject NA; Marine Biology & Hydrobiology
dc.title Role of female territoriality in social and mating systems of Canthigaster valentini (Pisces: Tetraodontidae): evidence from field experiments
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Marine Biology
dc.journal.volume 96
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 185 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 191 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0602 Ecology
dc.personcode 108858 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US
dc.description.keywords NA
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 108858 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of the Environment
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Environmental Science


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