Happy Valentine’s Day! Fish mating strategies

In honor of today’s celebration of love, please enjoy the first series of post for this blog on fish mating strategies!  Check back weekly for new additions to the “Fish-ionary.” Promiscuous: A mating system where both sexes have multiple partners during the breeding system.  In fishes, this is the most common mating system.  Breeders make.. read more →


Polyandry: A polygamous mating system where a female has multiple male partners during the breeding season.  This is a relatively uncommon form of polygamy and has only been reported in anemonefish (Amphiprioninae) and could be the case for deep sea anglerfish (Ceratiidae).  Though anemonefish are generally monogamous, polyandry has been reported in some circumstances.  In.. read more →