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.
Funding SchemeMSCA-IF-GF - Global Fellowships
Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.
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