Unexpected female preference for smaller males in the marbled goby Pomatoschistus marmoratus.

@article{Locatello2016UnexpectedFP,
  title={Unexpected female preference for smaller males in the marbled goby Pomatoschistus marmoratus.},
  author={Lisa Locatello and Carlotta Mazzoldi and Matt Santon and S Sparaciari and Maria B Rasotto},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={
          1845-50
        }
}
The study tested the role of body size and of nest size in female mate choice in the marbled goby, Pomatoschistus marmoratus. The results show a female preference for smaller males, supporting the idea that smaller males may be preferred to larger ones in the absence of male-male competition. No effect of nest size was detected, suggesting that other nest characteristics, beyond nest size, may be implicated. 
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