Female choice of sites versus mates in a coral reef fish, Thalassoma bifasciatum

@article{Warner1987FemaleCO,
  title={Female choice of sites versus mates in a coral reef fish, Thalassoma bifasciatum},
  author={R. Warner},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1987},
  volume={35},
  pages={1470-1478}
}
  • R. Warner
  • Published 1987
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract To understand the dynamics of sexual selection, one needs to identify the basis of female choice in mating. Daily censuses showed that most spawns of individual female bluehead wrasses, Thalassoma bifasciatum, occurred at one of several available mating sites, either in a group-spawning aggregation of small males or with a large territorial male. Most females were not located near their principal mating site during the non-spawning period of the day. Females were thus exposed to other… CONTINUE READING
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