complemental males


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complemental males

those that live attached to their females which are very much larger, e.g. angler fish.
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Larval development and complemental males in Chelonibia testudinaria, a barnacle commensal with sea turtles.
Chelonobia patula (Ranzani), a pointer to the evolution of the complemental male. Mar.
The terminology "complemental male" is avoided since it implies an inaccurate function of helping the reproduction of hermaphrodites, and many complemental males are morphologically indistinguishable from dwarf males of related dioecious species (Hoeg, 1995).