In animal groups, a male which acts peripherally to a dominant territorial male. Does not attempt to attract mates by mating displays, but may ambush females who have been drawn by the dominant male in order to mate with the female secretively.

SATELLITE MALE: "The satellite male actually succeeded in breeding with more females than did the territorial male."
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