Zebrafish ‘display brightest colour to woo mates’

by Blogburger on December 2, 2012

Washington: Zebrafish males and females both perform colourful courtship displays, researchers say. Elaborate secondary sexual displays are often overlooked because many species attract mates through sensory modalities imperceptible to humans, including ultraviolet light, ultrasound, electrical signals, or pheromones. Also, sexual coloration may only be expressed briefly during courtship (ephemeral courtship dichromatisms) to avoid…

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