Parasitized female guppies do not prefer showy males.

  • López
  • Published 1999 in Animal behaviour
In many species male sexual characteristics are known to be affected negatively by parasites, which render their hosts unattractive to females, but how parasites affect the mating decisions of their female hosts has received little attention. The monogenean parasite Gyrodactylus turnbulli reduces the sexual display and colour intensity of male guppies… (More)

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