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Choosing a mate in a high predation environment: Female preference in the fiddler crabUca terpsichores

Perez, Daniela M.; Christy, John H.; Backwell, Patricia R. Y.


The interplay between a receiver’s sensory system and a sender’s courtship signals is fundamental to the operation of sexual selection. Male courtship signals that match a female receiver’s preexisting perceptual biases can be favored yet the message they communicate is not always clear. Do they simply beacon the male’s location or also indicate his quality? We explored this question in a species of fiddler crab Uca terpsichores that courts under elevated predation risk and that mates and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-09-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2510
Access Rights: Open Access


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