The relationship between male ornamentation and swimming performance in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata

@article{Nicoletto2004TheRB,
  title={The relationship between male ornamentation and swimming performance in the guppy, Poecilia reticulata},
  author={Paul F. Nicoletto},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={28},
  pages={365-370}
}
  • P. Nicoletto
  • Published 1 June 1991
  • Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
SummaryThe objective of this study was to determine if three male ornaments in the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) were reliable indicators of swimming performance. Tail shape and dorsal fin length were chosen because they are ornaments that are of primary importance in swimming, which is a major survival component of fitness in fish. The carotenoid pigments and especially their density are ornaments that are hypothesized to be long term indicators of male vigor. Carotenoid pigment density and… 

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