Alternative reproductive tactics in male freshwater fish influence the accuracy of species recognition

Shingo Fujimoto, Kaori Tsurui-Sato, Naotaka Katsube, Haruki Tatsuta & Kazuki Tsuji
Sexual conflict can result in coercive mating. Because males bear low costs of heterospecific mating, coercive males may engage in misdirected mating attempts toward heterospecific females. In contrast, sexual selection through consensual mate choice can cause mate recognition cues among species to diverge, leading to more accurate species recognition. Some species show both coercive mating and mate choice–associated courtship behaviors as male alternative reproductive tactics. We hypothesized that if the selection pressures on each tactic...
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