Changes in expression and honesty of sexual signalling over the reproductive lifetime of sticklebacks.

@article{Candolin2000ChangesIE,
  title={Changes in expression and honesty of sexual signalling over the reproductive lifetime of sticklebacks.},
  author={Ulrika Candolin},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2000},
  volume={267 1460},
  pages={2425-30}
}
Fitness costs of signalling are essential in order for reliable sexual signalling to prevail when the interests of the sexes conflict. This means that signalling can be subjected to a life history trade-off between present and future signalling effort. Here, I show that three-spined stickleback males (Gasterosteus aculeatus), who have a single breeding season during which they breed repeatedly, change their red nuptial coloration over the season depending on their body size at the start of… CONTINUE READING

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