Costs and benefits of mate choice in the lek-breeding reed frog,Hyperolius marmoratus

@article{Grafe1997CostsAB,
  title={Costs and benefits of mate choice in the lek-breeding reed frog,Hyperolius marmoratus},
  author={T. Ulmar Grafe},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1997},
  volume={53},
  pages={1103-1117}
}
Direct benefits to females of choosing mates have recently been suggested to play a role in the evolution of female preferences even in non-resource-based mating systems. Direct benefits affect the fecundity or survival of females whereas females gain indirectly from being choosy by passing on good genes to offspring or by producing sons that are themselves more attractive to females. I investigated two potential direct benefits that females gain from being choosy in the lek-breeding painted… CONTINUE READING

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