Data from: Young male mating success is associated with sperm number but not with male sex pheromone titres

Tobias Kehl, Ian A. N. Dublon & Klaus Fischer
Background: Intraspecific communication is of crucial importance throughout the animal kingdom and may involve a combination of visual, gustatory, olfactory and acoustic cues. Variation in male sex pheromone amount and composition may convey important information to female conspecifics, for instance on species identity or age. However, whether increased male pheromone titres are associated with fitness benefits for the female, thus indicating a role as an honest signal, is under debate. Results: Against this background, we...
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