Cave molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) like well-fed males

  title={Cave molly females (Poecilia mexicana, Poeciliidae, Teleostei) like well-fed males},
  author={Martin Plath and Katja U Heubel and Francisco de Leon and Ingo Schlupp},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
We examined the preference of Atlantic molly females (Poecilia mexicana) to associate with a well-fed or a starved male in simultaneous choice tests. Females from three different populations were tested in three treatments: (1) the females could choose on the basis of multiple cues from the males (visual plus non-visual); (2) only non-visual cues could be perceived in darkness, (3) only visual cues were presented. The three tested populations differ clearly in their ecology: one population… CONTINUE READING
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