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Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2000, 2: 9971007 2000 Suzanne H. Alonzo

Summary: Evolutionary Ecology Research, 2000, 2: 997­1007
© 2000 Suzanne H. Alonzo
Male alternative reproductive behaviours in a
Mediterranean wrasse, Symphodus ocellatus:
Evidence from otoliths for multiple
life-history pathways
Suzanne H. Alonzo,1
* Michael Taborsky2
and Peter Wirtz3
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara,
Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA, 2
Konrad Lorenz-Institut für Vergleichende Verhaltensforschung
(KLIVV), Savoyenstrasse 1A, 1160 Vienna, Austria and 3
Centro de Ciencias Biológicas e
Geológicas, Universidade da Madeira, Largo do Colégio, 9000 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Although alternative reproductive behaviours have been studied extensively, it has only been
possible in a few cases to document the underlying life-history pathways and factors that
determine their expression. In Symphodus ocellatus, a Mediterranean wrasse, males adopt a


Source: Alonzo, Suzanne H. - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Biology and Medicine