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Fifteen-spined stickleback (Spinachia spinachia) females prefer males with more secretional threads in their nests: an honest-condition display by males
Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Evolutionary Biology.
2001 (English)In: BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, ISSN 0340-5443, Vol. 50, no 3, 263-269 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the fifteen-spined stickleback (Spinachia spinachia), the male alone builds a nest and provides care for the eggs until they hatch. The nest is made of filamentous algae held together with shiny secretional threads of a glycoprotein, here called tangsp

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SPRINGER-VERLAG , 2001. Vol. 50, no 3, 263-269 p.
Keyword [en]
Spinachia spinachia; secretion; glycoprotein; nest; ornament; female choice; COTTUS-GOBIO L; MALE REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS; MALE-MALE COMPETITION; GASTEROSTEUS-ACULEATUS; FILIAL CANNIBALISM; POMATOSCHISTUS-MINUTUS; PARENTAL CARE; MATE CHOICE; SAND GOBY; SEXUA
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-38296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-38296DiVA: diva2:66195
Note
Addresses: Ostlund-Nilsson S, Univ Uppsala, Dept Anim Ecol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, Norbyvagen 18D, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Uppsala, Dept Anim Ecol, Evolutionary Biol Ctr, S-75236 Uppsala, Sweden. Univ Oslo, Dept Biol, N-0316 Oslo, Norway.Available from: 2008-10-17 Created: 2008-10-17 Last updated: 2011-01-14

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