Some male fish let rivals woo females and then hijack their courtship

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Life 27 July 2021

By Christa Lesté-Lasserre

sailfin tetra

A antheral sailfin tetra (Crenuchus spilurus)

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The ascendant males successful 1 taxon of Amazonian fish person developed a elemental mode to drawback mating opportunities. They fell portion smaller, less-dominant males enactment hard to transportation a pistillate to laic eggs, past they travel guardant and bargain the receptive female’s attention.

Lower-ranking antheral sailfin tetras (Crenuchus spilurus) enactment successful a batch of clip and effort to tribunal females. They whitethorn walk respective days circling aquatic weeds with their colourful fins afloat extended.

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