Directional sexual selection on chroma and within-pattern colour contrast in Labeotropheus fuelleborni.

@article{Pauers2004DirectionalSS,
  title={Directional sexual selection on chroma and within-pattern colour contrast in Labeotropheus fuelleborni.},
  author={Michael J. Pauers and Jeffrey S. McKinnon and Timothy J. Ehlinger},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2004},
  volume={271 Suppl 6},
  pages={S444-7}
}
Speciation via intersexual selection on male nuptial colour pattern is thought to have been a major force in promoting the explosive speciation of African haplochromine cichlids, yet there is very little direct empirical evidence of directional preferences within populations. In this study, we used objective spectrophotometry and analyses based on visual physiology to determine whether females of the Katale population of Labeotropheus fuelleborni, a Lake Malawi haplochromine, prefer males that… CONTINUE READING
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