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The effects of familiarity and mating experience on mate choice in mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki

Vega, Regina; O'Dea, Rose; Jennions, Michael; Head, Megan


A preference to mate with novel partners has been shown for both males and females in a range of taxa. Preferences for novel mates may result from direct recognition of previous sexual partners, or from other cues that predict this, such as familiarity. Costs and benefits of mating with multiple mates differ for males and females. Despite this, few studies have tested whether the sexes differ in their preferences for novel mates. Here, we investigated whether males and/or females showed...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/aru113


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