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Selection for conspicuous visual signals in a fiddler crab

Perez, Daniela; Backwell, Patricia


Sexual selection has an undeniable influence in the evolution of the spectacular diversity of courtship signals in the animal kingdom. A long history of study has pointed to mechanisms through which sexual selection can act: it can favor signals that are reliable indicators of species identity or effectively transfer mate quality information. In some species, these mechanisms have the potential to shape signal evolution. This is the case in fiddler crabs. Males court females by waving their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-019-2670-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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