Aspects of body size and mate choice in the simultaneously hermaphroditic pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis

@inproceedings{Koene2007AspectsOB,
  title={Aspects of body size and mate choice in the simultaneously hermaphroditic pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis},
  author={Joris M Koene and Kora Montagne-Wajer and Andries ter Maat},
  year={2007}
}
Body size can be a good indicator of the quality of a potential mate in terms of fecundity. In many hermaphrodites, egg production is positively correlated with body size. Especially when donating sperm is costly, a preference for larger partners might be expected. Here we test this prediction for the great pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis. As expected, we find… CONTINUE READING