Guppies (poecilia reticulata) have long been valuable research animals previous research has shown that visual aspects plays a role in mate choice, and has suggested that differences in color specifically has an effect on mate choice. Mate choice copying (mcc) is a non-independent sexually selective behavior that is present in poecilia latipinna (sailfin mollies) and poecilia reticulata (guppies).
Full-text paper (pdf): male mate choice in the guppy (poecilia reticulata): do males prefer larger females as mates. Brazilian wild guppy poecilia reticulata michał babiarz loading poecilia reticulata videomp4 - duration: 0:53 ivan mikolji 24,389 views 0:53. Sexual selection may explain why secondary sexual traits of males are so strongly developed in some species that they seem maladaptive female mate choice appears to favor the evolution of conspicuous color patterns in male guppies (poecilia reticulata) from trinidad, but color patterns vary strikingly among populations.
Abstract mate choice behavior reflects the likelihood of an individual choosing to mate with a particular individual and not another in the guppy, poecillia reticulata, mate choice studies have revealed that males have a preference for large females. Sexual selection by female choice in guppies (poecilia reticulata) i investigated some evolutionary implications of female mate choice in a feral population of. Natural selection on color patterns in poecilia reticulata authors john a endler safi k darden, early social experience shapes female mate choice in guppies. Guppies ( poecilia reticulata) are widely used as a model species in mate choice studies although native to south america, guppies have been introduced to natural water bodies in disparate regions.
Prior exposure to male phenotypes influences mate choice in the guppy, poecilia reticulata. 1993 transactions of the nebraska academy of sciences, xx: 47-51 evidence for mate choice by male guppies (poecilia reticulata) joseph j benz1 and daniel w leger. It has been argued that intraspecific mate-choice copying can be adaptive under certain conditions dugatkin's (1992, am nat139, 1384-1389) work with guppies, poecilia reticulataremains the most influential experimental demonstration of this phenomenon we replicated dugatkin's work using several.
National academy of sciences interface between culturally based preferences and genetic preferences: female mate choice in poecilia reticulata. We used the trinidadian guppy (poecilia reticulata) as asuitable modelspecies for thefollow- pairs to provide each male the choice of either initiating an. Female guppy, poecilia reticulata sex, colour, and mate choice in guppies princeton university press, princeton, n j invasive species specialist group, 2006. Habitat preference of poecilia reticulata by that there are other factors involved in environment choice of male poecilia reticulata other than mating.
Vol 157, no 3 the american naturalist march 2001 age and experience affect female choice in the guppy (poecilia reticulata)astrid kodric-brown1, and paul f nicoletto2,†. Below is a list of articles that will help you get a better understanding the effects of predator exposure on the female choice of guppies (poecilia reticulata).
Full-text paper (pdf): female mate-choice copying in guppies, poecilia reticulata: a re-evaluation. Active selection for large guppies, poecilia reticulata, by the pike cichlid if the selectivity is a result of active choice and if the optimal prey. Descriptions and articles about the guppy, scientifically known as poecilia reticulata in the encyclopedia of life includes overview comprehensive descript.
Swordtail guppies pedigree strains wild poecilia reticulata age and experience affect female choice in the guppy (poecilia reticulata). Effects of breeding experience on female choice were examined by age and experience affect female choice in choice in the guppy (poecilia reticulata). By using the guppy ( poecilia reticulata) were presented with a simultaneous choice to approach and attack either of two stationary male guppies.Download