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Experimental evidence of female choice in Lake Malawi cichlids

A cura di Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K.A. Kellogg, K.R. McKaye

Copeia, v. 2005(n. 3), pp. 657-660 ago-2005. DOI: 10.1643/CE-04-326R


" To date, most research on sexual selection has focused on the discrimination between attributes of individuals of the opposite sex. We have demonstrated female discrimination of a male behavioral character, bower size, by experimentally manipulating bower height in a lek of cichlid fishes from Lake Malawi, Africa. Eggs increased significantly (p<0.01) with large (15 cm) and extra large (30 cm) artificial bowers. Males with extra large bowers received a 50% greater increase in eggs laid than those with just large bowers "

Classificazione: Comportamento, Lago Malawi.

Lingua: English

Nome sostituzioni

Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K.A. Kellogg, K.R. McKaye. 2005. "Experimental evidence of female choice in Lake Malawi cichlids". Copeia. v. 2005(n. 3), pp. 657-660. DOI: 10.1643/CE-04-326R (crc02431) (riassunto)