Mate preferences of female mottled sculpins, Cottus bairdi

@article{Downhower1980MatePO,
  title={Mate preferences of female mottled sculpins, Cottus bairdi},
  author={Jerry F. Downhower and Luther M Brown},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1980},
  volume={28},
  pages={728-734}
}
Experimental manipulation of breeding site quality did not alter the mate preference of female mottled sculpins (Cottus bairdi). Females of this species appear to choose mates on the basis of male size. By choosing a larger male, a female increases the probability that some of her eggs will hatch because large males are unlikely to abandon their nest sites. In recent years the evolution of vertebrate mating systems has become a central concern of the fledgling science of sociobiology (Williams… CONTINUE READING
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