Mixed parentage in Neolamprologus pulcher groups

K.A. Stiver, John Fitzpatrick, J.K. Desjardins, S. Balshine

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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). © 2009 The Authors Journal compilation © 2009 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1129-1135
    JournalJournal of Fish Biology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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