Group intrusions by a brood parasitic fish are competitive not cooperative

Martin Reichard, Radim Blazek & Matej Polacik
Brood parasites delegate all parental duties to unrelated hosts. Hosts resistance against brood parasitism is most effective during egg laying and is best countered by surreptitious oviposition. This may be aided through distraction of host attention by the male partner or a larger cooperative group. Cuckoo catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus) parasitize the broods of mouthbrooding cichlids, which collect their eggs immediately after oviposition. Cuckoo catfish must time their intrusion precisely, as the temporal window for parasitism...
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