Machnik, Peter and Kramer, Bernd (2008) Female choice by electric pulse duration: attractiveness of the males' communication signal assessed by female bulldog fish, Marcusenius pongolensis (Mormyridae, Teleostei). The Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) 211 (12), pp. 1969-1977.
In adult males of the South African weakly electric bulldog fish, Marcusenius pongolensis, the duration of the electric organ discharge (EOD) increases with body size over lifetime. Although there is experimental support for intrasexual selection (male-male competition) having shaped the males' EOD pulse duration in evolution, nothing is known about intersexual selection, such as female choice. ...
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|Date:||30 May 2008|
|Institutions:||Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)|
|Keywords:||electric organ discharge, sexual selection, sensory exploitation, sensory bias, playback stimulation, electrocommunication, handicap, predation pressure|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 570 Life sciences|
500 Science > 590 Zoological sciences
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||05 Jun 2008 09:21|
|Last Modified:||13 Mar 2014 10:27|