Limitations to colour-based sexual preferences in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

@article{Braithwaite2000LimitationsTC,
  title={Limitations to colour-based sexual preferences in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)},
  author={Victoria A. Braithwaite and Iain Barber},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={413-416}
}
Abstract Female three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) are suggested to select mates based on their red nuptial coloration, males with a redder display being more preferred. Although there are both laboratory and field data to support this view, there are also published accounts where females do not show a preference for the redder male. Here we report the results of a series of 19 trials where receptive gravid female three-spined sticklebacks were allowed to choose between two size… 

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