Ecology and mating competition influence sexual dimorphism in Tanganyikan cichlids

@article{Tsuboi2011EcologyAM,
  title={Ecology and mating competition influence sexual dimorphism in Tanganyikan cichlids},
  author={Masahito Tsuboi and Alejandro Gonzalez-Voyer and Jacob H{\"o}glund and Niclas Kolm},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={171-185}
}
Sexual selection contributes strongly to the evolution of sexual dimorphism among animal taxa. However, recent comparative analyses have shown that evolution of sexual dimorphism can be influenced by extrinsic factors like mating system and environment, and also that different types of sexual dimorphism may present distinct evolutionary pathways. Investigating the co-variation among different types of sexual dimorphism and their association with environmental factors can therefore provide… CONTINUE READING