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Coral reef fish shape our understanding of social evolution

Project description

Studying the social evolution in the animal kingdom

The close relationship between coral reef fish and their anemone or coral hosts is foundational to coral reef ecosystems. The EU-funded SoEvoFish project aims to explore whether coral reef fish living in complex groups are related. SoEvoFish will focus on two species: the clown anemonefish Amphiprion percula (f. Pomacentridae) and the coral goby Paragobiodon xanthosomus (f. Gobiidae). Both form groups consisting of a breeding pair and one or several non-breeding subordinates. The project’s findings will explain the social evolution of these species: kin selection, ecological and social constraints, or synergistic effects.

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
Net EU contribution
€ 271 732,80
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
United Kingdom

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Region
South West (England) Devon Devon CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Commonwealth Avenue 881
02215 Boston Ma

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 165 265,92