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Independent Mating Preferences for Male Body Size and Coloration in Female Trinidadian Guppies
Although females in numerous species generally prefer males with larger, brighter and more elaborate sexual traits, there is nonetheless considerable intra- and interpopulation variation in mating… Expand
Do Males Form Social Associations Based on Sexual Attractiveness in a Fission-Fusion Fish Society?
Recent theory predicts that males should choose social environments that maximize their relative attractiveness to females by preferentially associating with less attractive rivals, so as to enhance… Expand
Sexual voyeurs and copiers: social copying and the audience effect on male mate choice in the guppy
In most mating systems, males and females are commonly within signalling and receiving distance of conspecifics during courtship and mating activities. Although it is well known that females who… Expand
Do female fruit flies (Drosophila serrata) copy the mate choice of others?
- Heather L. Auld, D. Punzalan, J. Godin, H. Rundle
- Biology, Medicine
- Behavioural Processes
- 1 September 2009
Female mate-choice copying is a social learning phenomenon whereby a female's observation of a successful sexual interaction between a male and another female increases her likelihood of subsequently… Expand
Covariation and repeatability of male mating effort and mating preferences in a promiscuous fish
Although mate choice by males does occur in nature, our understanding of its importance in driving evolutionary change remains limited compared with that for female mate choice. Recent theoretical… Expand
Do male Trinidadian guppies adjust their alternative mating tactics in the presence of a rival male audience?
Males in polygamous mating systems may inadvertently transmit information regarding their mating preferences to bystanding sexual competitors, thereby permitting bystanders to use this information to… Expand
Male mate choice in the Trinidadian guppy is influenced by the phenotype of audience sexual rivals
Lay Summary Male guppies reduced their mating preference for an initially preferred female when being watched by an eavesdropping larger conspecific male rival. Such an audience-mediated decrease in… Expand
Advancing mate choice studies in salmonids
Mate choice in most organisms is not random, but determined by a suite of interacting traits and environmental factors. While the selective pressures underlying differences in mate choice between… Expand
Relative sexual attractiveness does not influence mate-choice copying in male Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata). Data Files.xls
Courtship behaviour influences social partner choice in male guppies