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Abstract

Mate choice as one element of sexual selection can be sensitive to public information from neighbouring individuals. Here, we demonstrate that males of the livebearing fish Poecilia mexicana gather complex social information when given a chance to familiarize themselves with rivals prior to mate...

Author(s)
Bierbach, D.; Girndt, A.; Hamfler, S.; Klein, M.; Mücksch, F.; Penshorn, M.; Schwinn, M.; Zimmer, C.; Schlupp, I.; Streit, B.; Plath, M.
Publisher
Royal Society, London, UK
Citation
Biology Letters, 2011, 7, 3, pp 349-351
Abstract

Sexual conflict in poeciliid fishes is well-documented, particularly male sexual harassment and its effects on females. For instance, male attempts to force copulations influence female feeding, energy allocation, and preference for shoaling partners. However, there has been little research...

Author(s)
Makowicz, A. M.; Plath, M.; Schlupp, I.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Behavioural Processes, 2010, 85, 1, pp 36-41