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Evolutionary biology

Polygamy and parenting

In most animal groups, females put more effort into rearing children, and males compete for female attention. But what about seahorses and pipefish, in which males invest the most in offspring?

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Figure 1: Breaking the mould: syngnathid species.



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Pagel, M. Polygamy and parenting. Nature 424, 23–24 (2003).

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