Phenotypic differentiation in female preference related to geographic variation in male predation risk in the Trinidad guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

@article{Stoner2004PhenotypicDI,
  title={Phenotypic differentiation in female preference related to geographic variation in male predation risk in the Trinidad guppy (Poecilia reticulata)},
  author={Gregory Harkcom Stoner and Felix Breden},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={22},
  pages={285-291}
}
  • G. Stoner, F. Breden
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Biology, Environmental Science
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryPopulations of the Trinidad guppy range from areas with high levels of predation by other species of fish to areas with little or no piscine predation. Previous studies have shown that variation among populations in male coloration can be explained by a balance between female preference for brighter males and natural selection against bright males. High levels of male courtship activity may also increase both predation risk and mating success. Therefore, in high-predation areas, females… 

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