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dc.contributor.author Barber, Iain
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-08T12:05:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-08T12:05:26Z
dc.date.issued 2002-07
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
dc.identifier.issn 0022-1112
dc.identifier.other PURE: 131456
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3784
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3784
dc.description Barber, I. (2002). Parasites, male-male competition and female mate choice in the sand goby.   Journal of Fish Biology, 61, (1), 185-198 Sponsorship: Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the EU-TMR Access to Large Scale Facilities scheme en
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
dc.format.extent 14 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Fish Biology en
dc.subject male-male competition en
dc.subject female choice en
dc.subject mate choice en
dc.subject Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis en
dc.subject ornamentation en
dc.title Parasites, male-male competition and female mate choice in the sand goby en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2002.tb01745.x
dc.contributor.institution Aberystwyth University en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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