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Low reproductive skew despite high male-biased operational sex ratio in a glass frog with paternal care.
Mangold, A; Trenkwalder, K; Ringler, M; Hödl, W; Ringler, E;
BMC Evol Biol. 2015; 15:181
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Trenkwalder Katharina


Reproductive skew, the uneven distribution of reproductive success among individuals, is a common feature of many animal populations. Several scenarios have been proposed to favour either high or low levels of reproductive skew. Particularly a male-biased operational sex ratio and the asynchronous arrival of females is expected to cause high variation in reproductive success among males. Recently it has been suggested that the type of benefits provided by males (fixed vs. dilutable) could also strongly impact individual mating patterns, and thereby affecting reproductive skew. We tested this hypothesis in Hyalinobatrachium valerioi, a Neotropical glass frog with prolonged breeding and paternal care.

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Body Size

Costa Rica



Mating Preference, Animal




Sexual Behavior, Animal*