Male pregnancy and the formation of seahorse species

Jones, Adam G.
December 2004
Biologist;Winter2004, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p216
Academic Journal
The article focuses on male pregnancy and formation of seahorse species. Seahorses have long been part of the pantheon of imagination-inspiring creatures. The external appearance of this strange fish probably accounts for the widespread appeal of the seahorse. Reproduction in seahorses is even more unusual as the male, rather than the female, becomes pregnant. Recent research on seahorse mating behavior reveals that male pregnancy in seahorses and their relatives has had profound effects on the evolutionary legacy of these organisms. INSET: The relationship between mating patterns and the strength of....


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