Male mating strategies under predation risk : do females call the shots ?

@inproceedings{Dill1999MaleMS,
  title={Male mating strategies under predation risk : do females call the shots ?},
  author={Lawrence M. Dill and Ann V. Hedrick and Alex H. G. Fraser},
  year={1999}
}
Many authors have reported that, under elevated risk of predation, male guppies (Poecilia reticulata) alter their behavior from courtship to forced copulation (gonopodial thrusts not preceded by sigmoid displays). This shift is presumed to benefit the brightly colored male, whose intense courting activity might otherwise increase his risk of detection and attack by predators. However, there is some evidence that females engaged in reproductive activity with males may be even more vulnerable to… CONTINUE READING
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