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Spider reproductive behaviour: a review of Gerhardt's work from 1911-1933, with implications for sexual selection

@inproceedings{Huber1998SpiderRB,
  title={Spider reproductive behaviour: a review of Gerhardt's work from 1911-1933, with implications for sexual selection},
  author={Bernhard A. Huber},
  year={1998}
}
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