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Why do ovigerous females approach courting males? Female preferences and sensory biases in a fiddler crab

Chou, Chun-Chia; Backwell, Patricia

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Perceptual biases explain the origin and evolution of female preference in many species. Some responses that mediate mate choice, however, may have never been used in nonmating contexts. In the fiddler crab, Uca mjoebergi, mate-searching females prefer faster wave rates and leading wave; however, it remains unclear whether such responses evolved in a mating context (i.e., the preference has effect on the fitness of the female and her offspring that arise from mating with a particular male) or a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153694
Source: Ecology and Evolution
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2307
Access Rights: Open Access

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