UV wavelengths affect female mate choice in three-spined sticklebacks

@article{Rick2006UVWA,
  title={UV wavelengths affect female mate choice in three-spined sticklebacks},
  author={Ingolf P. Rick and Ricarda Modarressie and Theo C.M. Bakker},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2006},
  volume={71},
  pages={307-313}
}
Recent behavioural studies on fish have emphasized the role of ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths in mate choice. We performed female mate choice experiments, focusing on the UV wavelength range, with the three-spined stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, a species in which the role of visually guided behaviour in the human-visible wavelength range (400–700 nm) has been well studied. Ripe female sticklebacks were given the opportunity to watch courting males behind UV-transmitting (UVþ) and UV… Expand

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