Mate sampling and choosiness in the sand goby.

@article{Lindstrm2013MateSA,
  title={Mate sampling and choosiness in the sand goby.},
  author={Kai Lindstr{\"o}m and Topi K Lehtonen},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={280 1765},
  pages={20130983}
}
To date, mate choice studies have mostly focused on establishing which mates are chosen or how the choices are performed. Here, we combined these two approaches by empirically testing how latency to mate is affected by various search costs, variation in mate quality and female quality in the sand goby (Pomatoschistus minutus). Our results show that females adjust their mating behaviour according to the costs and benefits of the choice situation. Specifically, they mated sooner when access to… CONTINUE READING
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