Group 34 – Male Guppy Courtship Decisions



Here we explore a study conducted by Cole and Endler at Deakin University researching the influence of light environment and female receptivity on male courtship decisions.

By: Alice Robang, Andrew Matson, Jacqueline Baidoo, & Krishna Parikh

Additional References:

A.E. Rasa, C. Vogel, E. Voland (Eds.), The Sociobiology of Sexual and Reproductive Strategies, Chapman and Hall, London (1989), pp. 147–169

Cole, G. L., & Endler, J. A. (2016, September). Male courtship decisions are influenced by light environment and female receptivity. In Proc. R. Soc. B (Vol. 283, No. 1839, p. 20160861)  

Gamble S, Lindholm AK, Endler JA, Brooks R. 2003 Environmental variation and the maintenance of polymorphism: the effect of ambient light spectrum on mating behaviour and sexual selection in guppies. Ecol. Lett. 6, 463– 472. (doi:10.1046/j. 1461-0248.2003.00449.x)

Guppy Male or Female. Digital image. Identifying between a Male and Female. Guppy Aquarium, 27 Dec. 2015. Web. 6 Nov. 2016.

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