Tactic-specific antimicrobial activity suggests a parental care function for accessory glands in a marine toadfish

Meghan Pepler, Hindra Hindra, Jessica Miller, Marie Elliot & Sigal Balshine
Males of some species possess extra reproductive organs called accessory glands which are outgrowths of the testes or sperm duct. These organs have a well-established role in reproduction; however, they also appear to have other important functions that are less understood. Here we investigate the function of the highly complex accessory glands of a marine toadfish, Porichthys notatus, a fish with two reproductive male types: large care-providing ‘guarder’ males and small non-caring ‘sneaker’ males. While...
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