Non-Visual Mate Choice Ability in a Cavefish ( Poecilia mexicana ) is not

  title={Non-Visual Mate Choice Ability in a Cavefish ( Poecilia mexicana ) is not},
  author={Sabrina and Ingo Schlupp},
One of the most important decisions any female has to make is selecting a mate. In many animals, this involves a strong visual component, but in cave-dwelling fishes, mate preferences have to be exercised in darkness. In a cave-dwelling Poeciliid fish, the cave molly (Poecilia mexicana), visual mate choice is still possible because they have functional, albeit reduced eyes. In a previous laboratory study, it was documented that females prefer larger males in light and in darkness. In the… CONTINUE READING

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