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Ch 3: Sexual dimorphism

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Sexual dimorphism refers to differences between males and females in appearance and behavior. Across the range of species on earth, some are highly sexually dimorphic and some are less so. This board collects examples of highly sexually dimorphic animals.

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Betta Fish mating is not an easy process it takes lot of precautions than just running for it. It requires an aquarium, betta fishes and lots of precautions. Pretty Fish, Beautiful Fish, Fish Breeding, Fishing For Beginners, Different Fish, Fish Wallpaper, Siamese Fighting Fish, Fish Drawings, Fish Crafts

Siamese fighting fish

Photograph of Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens) male and female in courtship display. Rights managed image. Warren Photographic WP04839

Creepy Deep-Sea Anglerfish Captured in Rare Video Deep Sea Animals, Deep Diving, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Rare Videos, Angler Fish, Deep Sea Fishing, Science And Nature, Sea Creatures, Under The Sea

The anglerfish: The original approach to deep-sea fishing

Deep-sea anglerfish are strange and elusive creatures that are very rarely observed in their natural habitat. Fewer than half a dozen have ever been captured...

 Shows sexual dimorphism. - View amazing Mandrill photos - Mandrillus sphinx - on Arkive Female, Animals, Animales, Animaux, Animal, Animais

Arkive closure

Mandrill male allogrooming female. Shows sexual dimorphism. - View amazing Mandrill photos - Mandrillus sphinx - on Arkive

A Greater Sage-Grouse Male displays for a female in Sublette County, Wyoming. Happy New Year 2015, Fish Face, Grouse, Endangered Species, Love Birds, Pet Birds, Wildlife, Sage, Wyoming

Interview with Dave Showalter | Mountain Photographer : a journal by Jack Brauer

Interview with Dave Showalter, nature conservation photographer.

Sexual Dimorphism in Non-Human Primates Female Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Orangutans, Muscular Strength, Mountain Gorilla, Human Evolution, Lemur, Primates, Old World

Michael Keenan

"Male gorillas are much heavier and stronger than female gorillas"

Sexual dimorphism is obvious in this male and female bornean orangutan Bornean Orangutan, Orangutans, Behavioural Ecology, Monkey, Female, Animals, Ark, Cousins, Google Search

Sexual dimorphism is obvious in this male and female bornean orangutan

Sexual dimorphism is obvious in this male and female bornean orangutan. Photo by Holly Carroll Read the blog article: thelastofthegreatapes.com/follow-holly/blog/2012/07/05/fi...

Sexual dimorphism big horned sheep Wild Life, Sheep, Inspire, Big, Animals, Reading, Animales, Animaux, Wildlife Nature

BIL 107 - Lecture 21

Sexual dimorphism big horned sheep

"Ostriches (Struthio camelus) are sexually dimorphic. The male (right) has a pinkish neck and legs, and black and white feathers. The female (left) is mostly brown. Camelus, Ostriches, White Feathers, Legs, Black And White, Female, Brown, Animals, Animales

Boy, you're lookin' fine! Sexual dimorphism in birds

Ostriches (Struthio camelus) are sexually dimorphic. The male (right) has a pinkish neck and legs, and black and white feathers. The female (left) is mostly brown. When males and females of the same species have different physical forms, it is called sexual dimorphism. These differences can be in body parts, color patterns, and size. If you are trying to identify a species, recognition that the sexes may appear different is key. I once met a woman who swore she had two species of cardinals…

Ring-necked pheasant/Common pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)(Phasianidae) IUCN Least Concern (LC) Pheasant Meat, Common Pheasant, Pheasant Hunting, Bow Hunting, Ring Necked Pheasant, World Birds, Most Beautiful Birds, Beautiful Life, Peafowl

"Female (left) and Male (Right) Common Pheasant, illustrating the dramatic difference in both color and size between sexes"

"These beetles are a nice example of sexual dimorphism, the male being larger than the female and sporting a long horn used to move other males out of his way. Long Horn, Rhinoceros, Beetles, Costa Rica, Larger, Female, Nice, Rhinos, Nice France

"These beetles are a nice example of sexual dimorphism, the male being larger than the female and sporting a long horn used to move other males out of his way."