Male size, spawning pit size and female mate choice in a lekking cichlid fish

@article{Nelson1995MaleSS,
  title={Male size, spawning pit size and female mate choice in a lekking cichlid fish},
  author={C. Mindy Nelson},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={50},
  pages={1587-1599}
}
  • C. M. Nelson
  • Published 31 December 1995
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
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