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The cost of reliable signaling: experimental evidence for predictable variation among males in a cost-benefit trade-off between sexually selected traits

Murai, Minoru; Backwell, Patricia; Jennions, Michael

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Claw size of male fiddler crabs, Uca perplexa appears to be a target of female choice that increases the likelihood a female will initially approach a male. Here we show that a behavioral display trait, the maximum height that the tip of the claw reaches

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/59027
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00726.x

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