Teleost Mating Systems and Strategies

  • George Turner


The mating system of an animal is defined by the number of members of the opposite sex with which an individual mates. This will be intimately related to the extent and type of parental care because care-giving may interfere with further opportunities for mating. Since these two factors cannot entirely be divorced, I will refer to the combination of these systems as the breeding system of the animal.


Mating System Sexual Selection Mate Choice Parental Care Breeding System 
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