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, William en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T06:45:36Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T06:45:36Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier 2009002656 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Gladstone William 1987, 'Role of female territoriality in social and mating systems of Canthigaster valentini (Pisces: Tetraodontidae): evidence from field experiments', Springer-Verlag, vol. 96, pp. 185-191. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0025-3162 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00427018 en_US
dc.title Role of female territoriality in social and mating systems of Canthigaster valentini (Pisces: Tetraodontidae): evidence from field experiments en_US
dc.parent Marine Biology en_US
dc.journal.volume 96 en_US
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 060200 en_US
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
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dc.staffid 108858 en_US


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