Cheats never prosper – social policing maintains honesty in cooperative fish

What prevents animals from lying to each other? Can cheats ever prosper? A study published in Evolution Letters has provided new insight into the evolution of honest signals in cooperative Princess of Burundi cichlid fish, demonstrating that the reliability of communication between individuals is maintained by social policing. We asked Hugo Gante, a researcher at … Continue reading Cheats never prosper – social policing maintains honesty in cooperative fish

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