All at sea: aquatic life modifies mate-recognition modalities in sea snakes (Emydocephalus annulatus, Hydrophiidae)

@article{Shine2004AllAS,
  title={All at sea: aquatic life modifies mate-recognition modalities in sea snakes (Emydocephalus annulatus, Hydrophiidae)},
  author={R. Shine},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={57},
  pages={591-598}
}
  • R. Shine
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Alternative sensory modalities (e.g. vision, chemoreception) differ in the spatial scale, permanence and reliability of cues they provide to mate-searching males. Males of terrestrial snake species use chemoreception to locate females over large distances, but phylogenetic shifts to aquatic life render such cues unavailable. Do male sea snakes use alternative modalities for identifying potential sexual partners and if so, are the novel systems as effective for mate-finding as the ancestral ones… Expand
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