Female behaviour mediates male courtship under predation risk in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

  title={Female behaviour mediates male courtship under predation risk in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata)},
  author={Jonathan P. Evans and Jennifer L Kelley and Indar W. Ramnarine and Andrea Pilastro},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
Previous work has shown that under elevated predation risk, male guppies (Poecilia reticulata) switch from courtship to less conspicuous coercive mating attempts. This behavioural transition is traditionally interpreted as a 'risk-sensitive' response that makes males less conspicuous to predators. However, predation risk leads to behavioural changes (such as schooling and predator inspection) in females that may result in coercive mating attempts being more profitable in high-risk situations… CONTINUE READING
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