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dc.contributor.author Iain en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T12:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T12:05:26Z
dc.date.issued 2002-07 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01745.x en_US
dc.identifier.citation Barber , I 2002 , ' Parasites, male-male competition and female mate choice in the sand goby ' Journal of Fish Biology , vol 61 , no. 1 , pp. 185-198 . , 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01745.x en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 131456 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3784 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3784
dc.description.abstract Male sand goby Pomatoschistus minutus dominance in competition over nest sites was associated with higher body condition but not with the intensity of infection with any individual parasite of six different species, nor with an overall index combining relative levels of infection by all parasites. Body condition was not related to the intensity of infection with any individual parasite nor with the index of total relative parasite load. In trials in which females spawned, they showed a tendency to choose dominant over subordinate males as mates, but did not consistently choose less parasitized males. Variation in the relative size of the dorsal fins of males was detected, and this related to numbers of the ectoparasitic monogenean Gyrodactylus sp., suggesting that at least some infections have phenotypic effects that could allow females to detect and avoid the most heavily infected males. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Fish Biology en_US
dc.subject male-male competition en_US
dc.subject female choice en_US
dc.subject mate choice en_US
dc.subject Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis en_US
dc.subject ornamentation en_US
dc.title Parasites, male-male competition and female mate choice in the sand goby en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US


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