A direct assay of female choice in cichlids: all the eggs in one basket

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dc.contributor.author Kidd, M. et al
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-28T10:19:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-28T10:19:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Kidd M. et al. A direct assay of female choice in cichlids: all the eggs in one basket. Journal o f Fish Biology (2006) 68, 373-384 doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2005.00896 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12364/286
dc.description.abstract A novel testing apparatus is presented which affords the researcher maximum control over the testing environment, but allows for the scoring of actual spawning events. Female Metriaclima zebra and Metriaclima benetos chose the appropriate conspecific mate in every mating trial performed. This apparatus provides support for a critical assumption of many cichlid speciation models: that female cichlids use visual cues to recognize conspecifics. These results demonstrate that females are able to identify conspecific mates using only visual cues, and provide further support for the importance of sexual selection in the speciation of these fishes. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher The Fisheries Society of the British Isles en_US
dc.subject Cichlidae en_US
dc.subject egg-catcher assay en_US
dc.subject mate choice en_US
dc.subject Metriaclima en_US
dc.subject sexual selection en_US
dc.subject visual cues en_US
dc.title A direct assay of female choice in cichlids: all the eggs in one basket en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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