Relative importance of the area and intensity of the orange spots of male guppies Poecilia reticulata as mating traits preferred by females

Authors


Tel.: +81 42 329 7520; fax: +81 42 329 7520; email: kkarino@u-gakugei.ac.jp

Abstract

Digitally modified videos of male guppies Poecilia reticulata were used to examine the relative importance of the area and intensity of the orange spots as mating traits preferred by females. The females prioritized the area of the orange spots over intensity for their mate preference.

Ancillary