Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Egg-mimicry as a mating strategy in the fantail darter, Etheostoma flabellare : females prefer males with eggs

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Poissons_v2b_001211
Auteur(s)
  • Roland A. Knapp 1
  • Robert Craig Sargent 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology Research Group, T.H. Morgan School of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, 40506-0225, Lexington, KY, USA
Résumé

In some species of fishes with paternal care, females prefer to spawn with males already defending eggs. Such female preference appears to have resulted in adoption of unrelated eggs as a male mating strategy in several species. Page and Swofford (1984) proposed that such female preference may have also resulted in the evolution of male egg-mimics in several species of darters (Percidae); however, their hypothesis has not been tested. We examined female preference in the fantail darter (Etheostoma flabellare) and found that females preferred males with eggs over males without eggs, and males with egg-mimics over males without egg-mimics. Thus it appears that female preference for males already guarding eggs may have led to the evolution of specialized egg-mimicking morphology in males.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - health sciences
  • 2 - psychology & cognitive sciences
  • 3 - behavioral science & comparative psychology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - ecologie animale, vegetale et microbienne
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Animal Science and Zoology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - zoology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
  • 1 - science ; 2 - behavioral sciences
Identifiant ISTEX
29D4144728782016F88F216D1F1E266E46131292
Revue

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Année de publication
1989
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.567
Sous-corpus
  • Poissons
Type de publication
Journal
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