Research Article

A Preference for a Sexual Signal Keeps Females Safe

  • Tae Won Kim,

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

    Current address: Department of Life Science, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

  • John H. Christy,

    Affiliation: Naos Laboratory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancón, Panamá

  • Jae C. Choe mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail:

    Affiliation: Graduate Program in EcoScience, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

  • Published: May 09, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000422

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Another intriguing insight from fiddler crabs

Posted by Robbrooks on 17 Jul 2007 at 05:27 GMT

This paper provides good evidence that females benefit directly from associating with male-built mounds, adding another plank of evidence to the idea that male sexual signals have evolved to exploit both female senses and the ecology of avoiding predators on the mudflats.