The Effects of Perceived Mating Opportunities on Patterns of Reproductive Investment by Male Guppies

Abstract

Males pay considerable reproductive costs in acquiring mates (precopulatory sexual selection) and in producing ejaculates that are effective at fertilising eggs in the presence of competing ejaculates (postcopulatory sexual selection). Given these costs, males must balance their reproductive investment in a given mating to optimise their future reproductive… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0093780

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@inproceedings{Barrett2014TheEO, title={The Effects of Perceived Mating Opportunities on Patterns of Reproductive Investment by Male Guppies}, author={Luke T. Barrett and Jonathan P. Evans and Clelia Gasparini}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2014} }