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2009-07-07 13:56:27

Male seahorses have a clear agenda when it comes to selecting a mating partner: to increase their reproductive success. By being choosy andpreferring large females, they are likely to have more and bigger eggs, as well as bigger offspring, according to Beat Mattle and Tony Wilsonfrom the Zoological Museum at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Their findings1 have just been published online in Springer's journalBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.Seahorses have a unique mode of...

2009-07-07 08:53:25

Swiss scientists say they've found male seahorses have a strong preference for large females so as to have more and bigger eggs, as well as larger offspring. Beat Mattle and Tony Wilson of the Zoological Museum at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, said seahorses have an unusual mode of reproduction: male pregnancy. And male seahorses provide all post-fertilization parental care, yet despite the high levels of paternal investment, they have long been thought to have conventional sex...


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