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Species recognition by male swordtails via chemical cues

Wong, Bob; Fisher, Heidi; Rosenthal, Gil


Species recognition can often play a key role in female mating preferences. Far less is known about conspecific mate recognition from the male perspective. In many closely related taxa, females exhibit few obvious visual differences and males might have to attend to chemical cues in mate recognition, a possibility that has rarely been explored in vertebrates. Here, we examine male species recognition via odor cues in the swordtail fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni. In dichotomous choice experiments...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology
DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ari058


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