Video mate preferences of female three-spined sticklebacks from populations with divergent male coloration

@article{Mckinnon1995VideoMP,
  title={Video mate preferences of female three-spined sticklebacks from populations with divergent male coloration},
  author={Jeffrey S Mckinnon},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1995},
  volume={50},
  pages={1645-1655}
}
  • J. Mckinnon
  • Published 31 December 1995
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Animal Behaviour
Limitations to colour-based sexual preferences in three-spined sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
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It is found that the relative difference in coloration of the two males in each pair was important in determining the level of coloration-based preference, with females only selecting redder males consistently when the difference incoloration was sufficiently large.
A receiver bias in the origin of three–spined stickleback mate choice
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A correlation between a sexually selected trait and an intrinsic attraction to red objects is demonstrated and supports the sensory–exploitation model for the evolution of red nuptial coloration in three–spined sticklebacks.
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Results do not suggest a role for interactions among males in the evolution of divergent male nuptial coloration and are consistent with other studies of stickleback from western North America, suggesting that geographic variation in agonistic colour discrimination may account for the discrepancies between the results of earlier studies.
The evolutionary loss of a badge of status alters male competition in three-spine stickleback
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It is found that the allocation of competition behaviors depends on male breeding color, but not water color or the interaction of the 2 water color environments where they are found, and that black males directed more aggression toward red males.
Assortative mating between adjacent populations of threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
TLDR
It is argued that sensory drive sexual selection, acting through geographically varying spectral properties, is responsible for the observed population differences and premating isolation between the adjacent populations.
Sensory Exploitation And Indicator Models May Explain Red Pelvic Spines In The Brook Stickleback, Culaea Inconstans
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The results suggest that TNWR brook stickleback red pelvic spine coloration is a secondary sexual character that may exploit a pre-existing sensory bias for red prey while also indicating condition to females.
Black Male Bellies and Red Female Throats: Color Changes with Breeding Status in a Threespine Stickleback
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Although the black coloration intensified during courtship, it was not a significant predictor of female choice and, unlike the red throat and blue eyes, was not inversely correlated with the number of female introductions necessary before spawning occurred.
Female Choice Undermines the Emergence of Strong Sexual Isolation between Locally Adapted Populations of Atlantic Mollies (Poecilia mexicana)
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The study examines the variation in the mate choice component of prezygotic RI in the Poecilia mexicana species complex, and illustrates the complexity of the (partly non-parallel) pathways to divergence among replicated ecological gradients.
The conformation of a female preference for a composite male trait in green swordtails
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It appears that males possessing complete swords elicit the strongest female response and that females prefer stimuli with black sword coloration to those lacking black coloration, suggesting multiple components of the sword stimulate females and that these components operate in conjunction to make the sword structure more attractive to females.
A TEST FOR SEXUAL SELECTION ON HYBRIDS OF TWO SYMPATRIC STICKLEBACKS
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This experiment found no evidence for a hybrid mating disadvantage, and interpreted that if sexual selection against hybrids is present in the wild, then some factor that biases encounter rates between hybrids and parental species (e.g., habitat selection) is necessary to produce it.
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