Interaction between female mating preferences and predation may explain the maintenance of rare males in the pentamorphic fish Poecilia parae.

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Variation in mating preferences coupled with selective predation may allow for the maintenance of alternative mating strategies. Males of the South American live-bearing fish Poecilia parae fall in one of five discrete morphs: red, yellow, blue, stripe-coloured tail (parae) and female mimic (immaculata). Field surveys indicate that the red and yellow morphs… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.01995.x

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@article{HurtadoGonzales2010InteractionBF, title={Interaction between female mating preferences and predation may explain the maintenance of rare males in the pentamorphic fish Poecilia parae.}, author={Jorge Luis Hurtado-Gonzales and Daniel T Baldassarre and J Albert C Uy}, journal={Journal of evolutionary biology}, year={2010}, volume={23 6}, pages={1293-301} }