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Mate choice copying in the sailfin molly, Poecilia latipinna, in the wild
Mate choice copying has been documented extensively in the laboratory with almost no supporting data available from studies in the wild. We investigated male and female mate choice copying in a wildExpand
The role of information in mate-choice copying in female sailfin mollies (Poecilia latipinna)
Abstract. Female mate choice is a complex process involving both genetic and social factors. Extrinsic cues may play a role in determining how these factors interact. Mate-choice copying is aExpand
Learning and Mate Choice
One of the most fascinating questions within the field of sexual selection is why and how females and males choose particular conspecifics as mates. Sexual selection theories provide differentExpand
Sexual imprinting on a novel trait in the dimorphic zebra finch: sexes differ
We investigated the effect of a novel trait, a red feather on the forehead, on sexual imprinting in the dimorphic zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata. Parents reared young in one of four imprintingExpand
Time spent with a male is a good indicator of mate preference in female zebra finches
The time a female spends in front of a male is a commonly assumed but rarely tested measure of female mate preference in mate choice experiments. I investigated whether the mate preference in zebraExpand
Sailfin molly females (Poecilia latipinna) copy the rejection of a male
When females choose among males they often accept one male as a potential partner and reject others as nonacceptable mates. The rejection of "wrong" males and the acceptance of "right" males areExpand
How cricket frog females deal with a noisy world: habitat-related differences in auditory tuning
Cricket frogs (Acris crepitans) occupy a variety of acoustically different habitats ranging from pine forest to open grassland. There is geographic variation in their calls and the tuning of theirExpand
Mate-choice copying: Status quo and where to go.
Mate-choice copying is a fascinating and widespread mate-choice strategy. Individuals gather public information about potential mates by observing others during sexual interactions and choose orExpand
Male body length influences mate-choice copying in the sailfin molly Poecilia latipinna
Females can choose a male independently of other females' mate preferences, or they can copy the mate choice of other females. Alternatively, mate-choice copying and independent mate choice canExpand
Public Information Influences Sperm Transfer to Females in Sailfin Molly Males
In animals, including humans, the social environment can serve as a public information network in which individuals can gather public information about the quality of potential mates by observingExpand