Female Maylandia zebra prefer victorious males
Authors: Mellor, D. T.; Tarsiewicz, C. M.; Jordan, R. C.
Source: Journal of Fish Biology, Volume 78, Number 2, February 2011 , pp. 680-687(8)
Abstract:Females of a widespread species of the rock-dwelling haplochromine cichlids of Lake Malawi, Maylandia zebra, show preference for males that successfully evict intruding males from their territory. This behaviour, experimentally induced by the investigators in a laboratory setting, was also preferred over males that were not permitted to interact with any other individual.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, 14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, U.S.A.
Publication date: 2011-02-01