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Behavioural allometry and interdemic variation in sexual behaviour of the sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna (Pisces: Poeciliidae)
Sailfin mollies, Poecilia latipinna, exhibit remarkable levels of intraspecific variation in reproductive behaviour. Larger males exhibit higher rates of courtship and lowered rates of gonoporalExpand
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THE ROLE OF PREDATION IN THE EVOLUTION OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR OF NATURAL POPULATIONS OF THE GUPPY, POECILIA RETICULATA (PISCES: POECILIIDAE)
  • J. A. Farr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 March 1975
The initial task facing an ethologist is to catalog and to describe the repertoire of behaviors exhibited by a particular organism or group of organisms. As this is not usually done in situ,Expand
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Social Behavior Patterns as Determinants of Reproductive Success in the Guppy, Poecilia Reticulata Peters (Pisces: Poeciliidae) an Experimental Study of the Effects of Intermale Competition, Female
The reproductive success of competing male guppies, Poecilia reticulata, was measured and compared to various features of social behavior and secondary sexual coloration. The most importantExpand
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The effects of juvenile social interaction on growth rate, size and age at maturity, and adult social behavior in Girardinus metallicus Poey (Pisces: Poeciliidae).
  • J. A. Farr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Zeitschrift fur Tierpsychologie
  • 26 April 2010
The aim of the following experiments is to identify and to describe those factors most probably important in determining reproductive success in male Girardinus metallicus and to investigate howExpand
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Movement Corridors: Conservation Bargains or Poor Investments?
Corridors for movement of organisms between refuges are confounded with corridors designed for other functions, obscuring an assessment of cost-effectiveness. The rationales for movement corridorsExpand
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MALE RARITY OR NOVELTY, FEMALE CHOICE BEHAVIOR, AND SEXUAL SELECTION IN THE GUPPY, POECILIA RETICULATA PETERS (PISCES: POECILIIDAE)
  • J. A. Farr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 March 1977
Female choice of competing males is implicit in any discussion of sexual selection (Darwin, 1871). It is relatively easy to find evidence, either morphological or behavioral, of intermaleExpand
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Fertility Advertisement by Female Sailfin Mollies, Poecilia latipinna (Pisces: Poeciliidae)
levels of competition for mates. We examined whether males of the live-bearing sailfin mollie, Poecilia latipinna, were able to recognize when females were carrying fertilizable ova. MalesExpand
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SOCIAL FACILITATION OF MALE SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, INTRASEXUAL COMPETITION, AND SEXUAL SELECTION IN THE GUPPY, POECILIA RETICULATA (PISCES: POECILIIDAE)
  • J. A. Farr
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 December 1976
Sexual selection, as defined by Darwin (1871), consists of two components-competition among individuals of one sex for the opposite sex and an ultimate choice of mates by the latter. Because femalesExpand
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Premating Behavior in the Subgenus Limia (Pisces: Poeciliidae): Sexual Selection and the Evolution of Courtship
Abstract and Summary The sexual behavior and degree of sexual dimorphism in 6 species of the poeciliid subgenus Limia are described. Three species exhibit male precopulatory courtship displays andExpand
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The effects of sexual experience and female receptivity on courtship-rape decisions in male guppies, Poecilia reticulata (Pisces: Poeciliidae)
Abstract This paper examines the effects of prior sexual experience and of female receptivity on the probability that male guppies will court females with high or low intensity displays or attemptExpand
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