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Female choice by electric pulse duration: attractiveness of the males' communication signal assessed by female bulldog fish, Marcusenius pongolensis (Mormyridae, Teleostei)

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.

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Abstract

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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Item Type:Article
Date:30 May 2008
Institutions:Biology, Preclinical Medicine > Institut für Zoologie > Verhaltensbiologie und Verhaltensphysiologie (Prof. Dr. Bernd Kramer)
Identification Number:
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18515728PubMed ID
10.1242/jeb.016949DOI
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
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Owner: Bernd Kramer
Deposited On:05 Jun 2008 09:21
Last Modified:13 Mar 2014 10:27
Item ID:3725
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