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Time constraints and multiple choice criteria in the sampling behaviour and mate choice of the fiddler crab, Uca annulipes
It is suggested that the number of males sampled (and other indices of ‘‘sampling effort’’) may not be reliable indicators of female choosiness and may not reflect the strength of female mating preferences under certain conditions. Expand
Sperm competition in frogs: testis size and a ‘sterile male’ experiment on Chiromantis xerampelina (Rhacophoridae)
In the four foam-nesting Rhacophorids whose breeding behaviour has been studied, there is also a correlation between relative testis mass and the intensity of sperm competition, which suggests that even within the Rh Bacophoridae, sperm competition leads to larger testes. Expand
Phonotaxis in the painted reed frog (Hyperolius marmoratus)
The ability of such small anurans to localize a sound source in both the horizontal and vertical plane is remarkable. Expand
Female Choice in the Synchronously Waving Fiddler Crab Uca annulipes
Two other differences in the waving behaviour of visited males and their neighbours are document, namely, visited males complete the downward component of the wave more rapidly than their neighbours and the interval between the end of one wave and the start of the next is shorter for visited males. Expand
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Repeatability of mate choice: the effect of size in the African painted reed frog, Hyperolius marmoratus
Female painted reed frogs were offered a choice between artificial advertisement calls differing in frequency, and there was a relationship between female size and the number of times they chose the lower frequency stimuli. Expand
Two-choice phonotaxis in Hyperolius marmoratus (Anura: Hyperoliidae): the effect of temporal variation in presented stimuli
Female painted reed frogs, Hyperolius marmoratus, were subjected to two-choide discrimination experiments to determine whether temporal overlap in the presented stimuli affects frequency preferences.Expand
Male behaviour and correlates of mating success in a natural population of African Painted Reed frogs (Hyperolius marmoratus)
There was a strong positive relationship between the spatial location of males and females over the 28 nights so that most matings occurred where male density was highest, and male size did not influence chorus attendance, site fidelity, or the number of consecutive nights that males were present at the breeding site. Expand