Male mate choice and size-assortative pairing in a jumping spider, Phidippus clarus

@article{Hoefler2007MaleMC,
  title={Male mate choice and size-assortative pairing in a jumping spider, Phidippus clarus
},
  author={Chad D. Hoefler},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2007},
  volume={73},
  pages={943-954}
}
Male choice is receiving greater attention from biologists, but remains understudied compared to investigations of female choice. I studied male choice and its potential role in size-assortative pairing in the jumping spider Phidippus clarus . Adult males cohabit with and guard immature females shortly before they mature. During this period, I monitored the sex ratio and maturation rate of females in the field, because these parameters can influence conditions favouring male choice. The adult… Expand
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