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The evolution of sexually selected traits in male swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus: Poeciliidae)

The evolution of sexually selected traits in male swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus: Poeciliidae)

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MEYER, Axel, 1997. The evolution of sexually selected traits in male swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus: Poeciliidae). In: Heredity. 79(3), pp. 329-337. ISSN 0018-067X. eISSN 1365-2540. Available under: doi: 10.1038/hdy.1997.161

@article{Meyer1997evolu-7812, title={The evolution of sexually selected traits in male swordtail fishes (Xiphophorus: Poeciliidae)}, year={1997}, doi={10.1038/hdy.1997.161}, number={3}, volume={79}, issn={0018-067X}, journal={Heredity}, pages={329--337}, author={Meyer, Axel} }

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