Choosy males in a haplochromine cichlid : first experimental evidence for male mate choice in a lekking species

@inproceedings{Werner2003ChoosyMI,
  title={Choosy males in a haplochromine cichlid : first experimental evidence for male mate choice in a lekking species},
  author={Noam Y. Werner and Arnon Lotem},
  year={2003}
}
Current theories of mate choice predict that the level of choosiness of males and females will depend on their relative investment in parental care. Males often invest less than females and are expected to be less choosy, especially in lekking species where males contribute only sperm. Our study of the haplochromine cichlid fish Astatotilapia flaviijosephi, a maternal mouthbrooder, provides the first experimental evidence for male mate choice in a lekking species. In this species the number of… CONTINUE READING