Seasonal change in female choice for male size in the two-spotted goby

@article{Borg2006SeasonalCI,
  title={Seasonal change in female choice for male size in the two-spotted goby},
  author={{\AA}sa Alexandra Borg and Elisabet Forsgren and Trond Amundsen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={72},
  pages={763-771}
}
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