Does it matter that male beaugregory damselfish have a mate preference?

@article{Itzkowitz1998DoesIM,
  title={Does it matter that male beaugregory damselfish have a mate preference?},
  author={Murray Itzkowitz and Matthew Draud and Jeffery L. Barnes and Michael P. Haley},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={42},
  pages={149-155}
}
  • Murray Itzkowitz, Matthew Draud, +1 author Michael P. Haley
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Abstract Male beaugregory damselfish (Stegastes leucostictus) spent more time courting larger females in both two-choice and single presentations. Female size was significantly correlated with gonad weight. We also verified that female fecundity was extremely variable within a natural population. We found that male reproductive success was highly correlated with both clutch size and clutch number. However, clutch size was not significantly correlated with clutch number, indicating that males… CONTINUE READING

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