Investigating the Sexual Selection of Male Poecilia reticulata and Their Mating Behaviors towards Various Sizes of 3D Printed Female Poecilia reticulata

Stephen Hilton, Jordan Gauss, Halle Hannon, Hayleigh Glover, chasity hampton


The sexual and mate selection in guppies, Poecilia reticulata, are highly studied through numerous investigations to help scientist understand, “the ecological, evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral factors that shape the mating systems, strategies, and mate choices associated with fishes,” (French, 2017). We are interested in investigating the different sizes of female guppies and seeing if a larger depth female effects male mating behaviors. During the experiment, we used 3D printed female guppies, Poecilia reticulata, and the CS3F computer system to analyze and record the mating behaviors displayed in each trial. Our results show that the male Poecilia reticulata showed more mating behaviors towards Figure 1, female fish model 115014

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