Functional relations between locomotor performance traits in spiders and implications for evolutionary hypotheses

Abstract

Locomotor performance in ecologically relevant activities is often linked to individual fitness. Recent controversy over evolution of extreme sexual size dimorphism (SSD) in spiders centres on the relationship between size and locomotor capacity in males. Advantages for large males running over horizontal surfaces and small males climbing vertically have… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1756-0500-3-306

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