Mating Patterns of Red-Eyed Treefrogs , Agalychnis callidryas and A . moreletii

@inproceedings{Briggs2008MatingPO,
  title={Mating Patterns of Red-Eyed Treefrogs , Agalychnis callidryas and A . moreletii},
  author={Venetia S. Briggs},
  year={2008}
}
Male frogs may mate several times throughout a breeding season; however, energy and time constraints of producing mature eggs severely limit breeding opportunities for a female (Berven 1981; Andersson 1994). Male competition for females is expected because the operational sex ratio is malebiased (Emlen 1976; Kvarnemo & Ahnesjö 1996). Yet anisogamy dictates that females are usually the choosier sex (Maynard Smith 1982) with significant associated fitness costs (Parker 1982; Reynolds & Gross 1990… CONTINUE READING
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