Male mate preferences in a gynogenetic species complex of Amazon mollies

Abstract

Female Amazon mollies, Poecilia formosa, are gynogenetic and mate with males of a sexual species, P. latipinna or P. mexicana, for successful reproduction. It was found that both species of males are able to distinguish between conspecific females and Amazon mollies, and preferentially mate with the former. Male mate preference per se is not an evolved… (More)

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@inproceedings{Ryan1996MaleMP, title={Male mate preferences in a gynogenetic species complex of Amazon mollies}, author={Michael J. Ryan and Laurie A Dries and PUJA BATRA}, year={1996} }