Data from: No evidence for size-assortative mating in the wild despite mutual mate choice in sex-role-reversed pipefishes

Kenyon B. Mobley, Maria Abou Chakra & Adam G. Jones
Size-assortative mating is a nonrandom association of body size between members of mating pairs and is expected to be common in species with mutual preferences for body size. In this study, we investigated whether there is direct evidence for size-assortative mating in two species of pipefishes, Syngnathus floridae and S. typhle, that share the characteristics of male pregnancy, sex-role reversal, and a polygynandrous mating system. We take advantage of microsatellite-based “genetic-capture” techniques to match wild-caught...
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