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Relative importance of the area and intensity of the orange spots of male guppies Poecilia reticulata as mating traits preferred by females

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Digitally modified videos of male guppies Poecilia reticulata were used to examine the relative importance of the area and intensity of the orange spots as mating traits preferred by females. The females prioritized the area of the orange spots over intensity for their mate preference.
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Keywords: carotenoid-based colouration; digitally modified videos; female mate choice; sexual selection

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Biology, Tokyo Gakugei University, Nukui-kita 4-1-1, Koganei, Tokyo 184-8501, Japan

Publication date: 2010-07-01

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