The effect of social environment on alternative mating tactics in male Endler’s guppy, Poecilia wingei

Variation in sexual behaviour has both genetic (no experience or social contact needed) and environmental (based on individual experience) components. Within species, males can maximize their fitness during inter- and intrasexual selection in a variety of ways. This may lead to evolution of alternative male mating behaviours resulting in a dichotomy between courting/guarding and sneaking […]