Superior fighters make mediocre fathers in the Pacific blue-eye fish
It is widely assumed that male competition and female choice select for elaboration of the same male traits and that fighting ability is synonymous with high quality in terms of benefits to females. Under these assumptions, females are expected to use the same traits that reflect fighting ability to choose the most dominant male, even if females are not privy to actual male-male interactions. Few studies, however, have explicitly investigated female choice in relation to male fighting ability....[Show more]
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