Reduced sexual size dimorphism in a pipefish population where males do not prefer larger females

Nuno Monteiro, Mário Cunha, Nídia Macedo, Jonathan Wilson, Gunilla Rosenqvist & Anders Berglund
Within a species’ distribution, populations are often exposed to diverse environments and may thus experience different sources of both natural and sexual selection. These differences are likely to impact the balance between costs and benefits to individuals seeking reproduction, thus entailing evolutionary repercussions. Here, we look into an unusual population (Baltic Sea) of the broadnosed pipefish, Syngnathus typhle, where males do not seem to select females based on size and hypothesise that this pattern may...
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