Title Egg-guarding behaviour in the Antarctic bathydraconid dragonfish Parachaenichthys charcoti
Author Barrera-Oro, E.R.; Lagger, C.
Author Affil Barrera-Oro, E.R., Instituto Antartico Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Other: Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina
Source Polar Biology, 33(11), p.1585-1587. Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany. ISSN: 0722-4060
Publication Date Nov. 2010
Notes In English. 19 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 308850
Index Terms Antarctica--South Shetland Islands; Southern Ocean; Antarctica; behavior; Chordata; ecology; eggs; physiology; Pisces; Scotia Sea Islands; South Shetland Islands; Vertebrata
Abstract This paper provides the first photographic evidence of nest-guarding posture in the Antarctic bathydraconid Parachaenichthys charcoti in its natural habitat. Because bathydraconids are not monophyletic and P. charcoti is included in a different clade than Gymnodraco acuticeps, there is now documentation of nest guarding in all major clades of Antarctic notothenioids except for the Artedidraconidae.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s00300-010-0847-3
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 91237