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Cichlid Mating Games

Thu, Mar 01, 2018   7:15 pm

Monthly Meeting

King of Kings Lutheran Church 2330 North Dale Street, Rosevilleview map

An evolution transformation from monogamous substrate brooding requiring both parents to raise young to polygynous mouth brooding where females are often responsible for rearing young will be discussed.  Wait there is more.  Substrate brooding has evolved into harems retaining loose family relationships.  Mouthbrooding also evolved into harems and beyond to completely anonymous parenting.  Why did cichlid breeding evolve?  Environmental changes and inherent differences between males and females will be discussed.

Presentation by MAS member and BAP expert, Bob Randall.