Female courtship in the Banggai cardinalfish: honest signals of egg maturity and reproductive output?

  title={Female courtship in the Banggai cardinalfish: honest signals of egg maturity and reproductive output?},
  author={N. Kolm},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  • N. Kolm
  • Published 2003
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
Despite the vast literature on male courtship behaviour, little is known about the function and information content of female courtship behaviour. Female courtship behaviour may be important in many species, particularly where both sexes invest heavily in the offspring, and if such behaviours contain honest information regarding a female’s potential reproductive investment, they may be particularly important in male mate choice. Using observations of two female courtship behaviours (the “rush… Expand

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