SEXUAL DIMORPHISM AND SEXUAL SELECTION IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Provided by Josepha Kurdziel, SUNY at Stony Brook

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Summary Papers
(note: none available for only marine taxa, so these are more inclusive)

(1) Darwin, C. 1871. The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to
Sex. reprint of 1st ed., 1981, Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, 475 pp.
(2) Andersson, M. 1994. Sexual Selection. Princeton Univ. Press,
Princeton, NJ, 599 pp.
(3) Austad, S.N. 1984. A classification of alternative reproductive
behaviors, and methods for field testing ESS models. American Zoologist
24:309-320.
(4) Shine, R. 1989. Ecological causes for the evolution of sexual
dimorphism: a review of the evidence. Quarterly Review of Biology 64:419-461.
(5) Gross, M.R. 1996. Alternative reproductive strategies and tactics:
diversity within sexes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 11:92-98.

Classic Research Papers on Marine Animals

Bass, A.H. 1992. Dimorphic male brains and alternative reproductive
tactics in a vocalizing fish. Trends in Neuroscience 15:139-145.

Brantley, R.K. and Bass, A.H. 1994. Alternative male spawning tactics and
acoustic signals in plainfin midshipman fish Porichthys notatus Girard
(Teleostei, Batrachoididae). Ethology 96:213-232.

Gross, M.R. 1985. Disruptive selection for alternative life histories in
salmon. Nature 313:47-48.

Gross, M.R. 1991. Salmon breeding behavior and life history evolution in
changing environments. Ecology 72:1180-1186.

Jormalainen, V. and J. Tuomi. 1989. Sexual differences in habitat
selection and activity of the color polymorphic isopod Idotea baltica.
Animal Behaviour 38:576-585.

Knowlton, N. 1980. Sexual selection and dimorphism in two demes of a
symbiotic, pair-bonding snapping shrimp. Evolution 34:161-173.

Shuster, S.M. 1989. Male alternative reproductive strategies in a marine
isopod crustacean (Paracerceis sculpta): The use of genetic markers to
measure differences in fertilization success among alpha, beta, and
gamma-males. Evolution 43:1683-1698.

Shuster, S.M. and M.J. Wade. 1991. Equal mating success among male
reproductive strategies in a marine isopod. Nature 350:608-610.


Recent Contributions on Marine Animals

Borowsky, B. 1985. Differences in reproductive behavior between two male
morphs of the amphipod crustacean Jassa falcata Montagu. Physiological
Zoology 58:497-502.

Clark, R.A. 1995. Alternative Reproductive Strategies of the Marine
Amphipod Jassa marmorata: Why are some males all thumbs? M.S. Thesis,
University of New Hampshire, 57 pp.

Magnhagen, C. 1994. Sneak or challenge: Alternative spawning tactics in
non-territorial male common gobies. Animal Behaviour 47:1212-1215.

Stancyk, S.E. and G.S. Moreira. 1988. Inheritance of male dimorphism in
Brazilian populations of Euterpina acutifrons (Dana) (Copepoda:
Harpacticoida). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology
120:125-144.

Wen, Y.H. 1993. Sexual dimorphism and mate choice in Hyalella azteca
(Amphipoda). American Midland Naturalist 129:153-160.

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