Intrasexual competition, territoriality and acoustic communication in male strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio)

@article{Meuche2012IntrasexualCT,
  title={Intrasexual competition, territoriality and acoustic communication in male strawberry poison frogs (Oophaga pumilio)},
  author={Ivonne Meuche and Karl Eduard Linsenmair and Heike Pr{\"o}hl},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={66},
  pages={613-621}
}
In many species male reproductive success is limited by access to females. Territoriality is one behavioural strategy which helps to acquire females. In the present study, we investigated the correlation between territory size and (1) female availability and (2) rate of intrusion by conspecific males in strawberry poison frogs, Oophaga pumilio. Males defended smaller territories in areas with a high female density and high rate of intrusion by conspecific males. Only males with high body… 

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