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Male competition is disruptive to courtship in the Pacific blue-eye

Wong, Bob

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The present study examined the effects of competition on male courtship in the Pacific blue-eye Pseudomugil signifer, a species of fish where females have previously been shown to use courtship, but not male fighting prowess, as an important mate choice cue. Courtship bouts directed to a stimulus female were shortest when two males were allowed to freely interact (contact treatment) and longest when there was only one male (non-interaction). Courtship length in trials where one of two males was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78351
Source: Journal of Fish Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.0022-1112.2004.00452.x

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