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Selection for sexually dimorphic traits and signal diversity in fiddler crabs

Perez, Daniela


The evolution of diverse sexual signals and traits in animals is a promising yet challenging field in behavioural ecology. Sexual features are under the influence of a multitude, and often cryptic, mechanisms. In addition, the composition and strength of selection varies for each study species. Fiddler crabs are ideal subjects for investigating the evolution of diverse sexual traits. Males possess one sexually dimorphic enlarged claw. The...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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