The relative importance of orange spot coloration and total length of males in female guppy mate preference

@article{Karino2008TheRI,
  title={The relative importance of orange spot coloration and total length of males in female guppy mate preference},
  author={Kenji Karino and Yoko Urano},
  journal={Environmental Biology of Fishes},
  year={2008},
  volume={83},
  pages={397-405}
}
Female mate choice by multiple male traits is an important current topic in animal behavior. However, the relative importance among the multiple cues in female choice is not explored in most cases. Female guppies Poecilia reticulata use both the color saturation of orange spots and the total length of males as mate choice criteria. In the present study, we used digitally modified video playbacks to examine the relative importance of these two male traits to female mate preferences. We initially… CONTINUE READING
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