Sexual selection on the multicomponent display of black morph male Girardinus metallicus (Pisces: Poeciliidae)

Sexual selection on the multicomponent display of black morph male Girardinus metallicus (Pisces:... •We describe variation in display traits among males of the fish Girardinus metallicus.•Dominant males had more intense yellow, more black, larger bodies and larger gonopodia.•Dominant males courted more, so more colorful males had greater access to females.•We identified no direct targets of female preference despite measuring it independently.•Displays may advertise morph and indicate freedom from coercive mating attempts. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Behavioural Processes Elsevier

Sexual selection on the multicomponent display of black morph male Girardinus metallicus (Pisces: Poeciliidae)

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0376-6357
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1872-8308
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10.1016/j.beproc.2018.04.021
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Abstract

•We describe variation in display traits among males of the fish Girardinus metallicus.•Dominant males had more intense yellow, more black, larger bodies and larger gonopodia.•Dominant males courted more, so more colorful males had greater access to females.•We identified no direct targets of female preference despite measuring it independently.•Displays may advertise morph and indicate freedom from coercive mating attempts.

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Behavioural ProcessesElsevier

Published: Aug 1, 2018

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