Mate choice by male sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus

  title={Mate choice by male sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus},
  author={W. Rowland},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  • W. Rowland
  • Published 1982
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Abstract Territorial male threespine sticklebacks, Gasterosteus aculeatus , were presented simultaneously with two gravid female stickleback dummies that differed only in degree of abdominal distention. Males directed most (approximately 60%) of their courtship behaviour (zigzags and leads) to the more distended dummy. However, when presented with the same two dummies consecutively, males directed similar amounts of courtship to each. Males probably prefer the more distended females because… CONTINUE READING
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