" Mate choice in female Apistogramma cacatuoides is genetically determined. Females of the aquarium strain studied have a strong preference for red-coloured males of their own strain, although some deviate from this basic sexual preference, and those which choose red-coloured males in a first mate-choice experiment may subsequently choose males of a different strain. Where fry were raised by parents of a different strain in cross-fostering experiments, the mate choice of females raised in this way differed significantly from that of females raised by their own parents. This indicates a clear influence of learning on the basic genetically determined mate preference. The implications of these findings are discussed in the context of speciation "
類別: 行為, 南美洲.
Römer, Uwe & Bernd Engelking, Wolfgang Beisenherz. 2014. "Genetically determined mate choice can be influenced by learning in Apistogramma cacatuoides HOEDEMAN, 1951 (Teleostei, Cichlidae)". Vertebrate Zoology. v. 64(n. 2), pp. 199-206 (crc09367) (摘要)