Male-male competition drives sexual selection and group spawning in the Omei treefrog, Rhacophorus omeimontis

@article{Luo2016MalemaleCD,
  title={Male-male competition drives sexual selection and group spawning in the Omei treefrog, Rhacophorus omeimontis},
  author={Zhenhua Luo and Chenliang Li and H. Wang and Hang Shen and M. Zhao and Qi Gu and C. Liao and Z. Gu and Hua Wu},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={70},
  pages={593-605}
}
  • Zhenhua Luo, Chenliang Li, +6 authors Hua Wu
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
  • Male-male competition and female mate choice based on ornamentation and genetic traits are the main drivers of animal sexual selection and group spawning. If male-male competition is intense, males with specific phenotypes should have advantages in breeding success or occupying superior mating positions. If female choice is important, females should have preferences for mate relatedness or males with good genes or optimal genetic compatibility against themselves. To detect the intensities of… CONTINUE READING
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