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Temporal and spatial variation in female mating preferences in a fiddler crab

Backwell, Patricia; Clark, Huon


Female mating preferences can vary temporally, with females choosing different males at different times; and spatially, with females in different populations preferring different males. This level of complexity is now well established, but we know of no evidence for a mosaic of female preferences within a single population. Here we show that, in the banana fiddler crab, Uca mjoebergi, female preferences vary both temporally and spatially. Females living in the high inter-tidal zone changed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-015-1990-1


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