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Study: In darters, male competition drives evolution of flashy fins, bodies


August 1, 2018

Scientists once thought that female mate choice alone accounted for the eye-catching color patterns seen in some male fish. But for orangethroat darters, male-to-male competition is the real force behind the flash, a new study finds. Full Story

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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