Mating preference of female zebrafish , Danio rerio , in relation to male dominance

  title={Mating preference of female zebrafish , Danio rerio , in relation to male dominance},
  author={Rowena Spence and Carl Smith},
Mating success tends to be skewed toward dominant males, though female mate preferences may not always correlate with male dominance. In this study, we investigated the mating preferences of female zebrafish, Danio rerio, in the absence of male–male competition. We paired females sequentially with males of known dominance rank, using a nested, repeated measures design, with egg production as a measure of female mate preference. We predicted that females would spawn more frequently and produce… CONTINUE READING

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