Data from: A test of male infanticide as a reproductive tactic in a cichlid fish

Shagun Jindal, Aneesh P.H. Bose, Constance M. O'Connor, Sigal Balshine & Aneesh P. H. Bose
Infanticide and offspring cannibalism are taxonomically widespread phenomena. In some group-living species, a new dominant individual taking over a group can benefit from infanticide if doing so induces potential mates to become reproductively available sooner. Despite widespread observations of infanticide (i.e. egg cannibalism) among fishes, no study has investigated whether egg cannibalism occurs in fishes as a result of group takeovers, or how this type of cannibalism might be adaptive. Using the cooperatively breeding cichlid,...
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