Jennifer Gagliardi-Seeley

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We examined how male size and fighting ability influence a female’s mate assessment process and her eventual mate choice in the monogamous convict cichlid, Amatitlania nigrofasciata. Females always chose the larger of two males when they were allowed to see a larger male next to a smaller one and when a larger male defeated a smaller one in a fight. They(More)
Fight theory predicts that asymmetries between contestants can be used to predict the winners and losers in fights. Using the monogamous convict cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata), we examined whether being in a pair bond has an advantage in defeating a single same-sex individual. We hypothesize that the male and female members of a pair bond would defeat(More)
In a field study of Leon Springs pupfish Cyprinodon bovinus, two questions about female promiscuity were investigated. First, were females selective in the males with whom they spawned or were they unselective, spawning randomly among males? Second, how promiscuous were the females, i.e. with how many males did they spawn? If simply spawning with many males(More)
Dominant individuals have access to higher-quality resource; thus, reversing their dominance status would be important for subordinate individuals. Using the convict cichlid fish (Amatitlania nigrofasciata), this study examines whether forming a pair bond can reverse dominance status. Furthermore, I hypothesize that female convict cichlids will incur more(More)
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