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Researcher: Male Desert Goby Fish “Put Courtship Before Childcare”

by TFH Magazine on June 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

MELBOURNE, Victoria — After studying male desert goby fish, a team of Monash researchers has suggested that male sexual behavior is primed to produce the greatest number of offspring.

In the underwater world of desert goby fish, it is the males whose work is never done.

As exclusive parental guardians it is up to males to guard and fan the eggs – keeping them well-oxygenated and removing debris – while females flit about finding new mates.


Photo:P. Andreas Svensson.

Posted in Uncategorized by TFH Magazine on June 1st, 2015 at 1:21 pm.

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