The following is a “reading list” that was consulted in the construction of this webpage. Note that most of this material has not been directly referenced on this website, except where a specific citation would be useful to the reader. Many of these readings are only of interest to people who want to explore the evolution and genetics of guppy coloration. Much of this information can be very helpful when thinking about maintaining populations of guppies.

Alexander H. J. and Breden F (2004) Sexual isolation and extreme morphological divergence in the Cumana´ guppy: a possible case of incipient speciation. J Evol Biol 17: 1238–1254.

Coletti T. (2007) The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Endler’s Livebearer is Still a Guppy. Tropical Fish Hobbyist September.

Endler J.A. (1980) Natural Selection on Color Patterns in Poecilia reticulata. Evolution (34) 1: 76-91.

Endler J.A. (1983) Natural and sexual selection on color patterns in poeciliid fishes. Env Biol Fishes 9: 173-190.

Endler J.A. (1995) Multiple-trait coevolution and environmental gradients in guppies. TREE (10) 1: 22-29.

Goodrich H. B., Josephson H. D., Trinkaus H. P. and Slate J. M. (1944) The cellular expression and genetics of two new genes in Lebistes reticulates. Genetics 29: 584-592.

Haskins C. P. and Haskins E. F. (1948) Albinism, a semi-lethal autosomal mutation in Lebistes reticulates. Heredity 2: 251–262.

Haskins C. P. and Haskins E. F. (1951) The Inheritance of Certain Color Patterns in Wild Populations of Lebistes reticulates in Trinidad. Evolution (5) 3: 216-225.

Haskins C. P., Young P., Hewitt R. E. and Haskins R. E. (1970) Stabilised heterozygosis of supergenes mediating certain Y-linked colour patterns in populations of Lebistes reticulates. Heredity 25: 575–589.

Hildemann W. H. and Wagner E. D. (1954) Intraspecific Sperm Competition in Lebistes reticulates. The American Naturalist (88) 839: 87-91

Houde, A. E. (1987) Mate Choice Based Upon Naturally Occurring Color-Pattern Variation in a Guppy Population. Evolution (41) 1: 1-10.

Houde, A. E. (1992) Sex-linked heritability of a sexually selected character in a natural population of Poecilia reticulate (Pisces: Poeciliidae) (guppies). Heredity 69: 229-235.

Houde, A. E. and Endler J. A. (1990) Correlated Evolution of Female Mating Preferences and Male Color Patterns in the Guppy Poecilia reticulata. Science, New Series (248) 4961: 1405-1408.

Khoo, G., Meng Lim T., Chan W. k. and Phang V. P. E. (1991) Genetic Basis of the Variegated Tail Pattern in the Guppy, Poecilia reticulata. Zool Sci 16: 431-437.

Magurran, A. E. (2005) Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy. Oxford University Press.

Nayudu P. L. (1979) Genetic Studies of Melanic Color Patterns and Atypical Sex Determination in the Guppy, Poecilia reticulate. Copeia 1979 (2): 225-231.

Van Oosterhout C., Trigg R. E., Carvalho G. R., Magurran A. E.,Hauser L. and Shaw P. W. (2003) Inbreeding depression and genetic load of sexually selected traits: how the guppy lost its spots. J Evol 16: 273–281.

Poeser, F. N., Kempkes M. and Isbrücker I. J. H. (2005) Description of Poecilia ( Acanthophacelus ) wingei n. sp. from the Paría Peninsula, Venezuela, including notes on Acanthophacelus Eigenmann, 1907 and other subgenera of Poecilia Bloch and Schneider, 1808 ( Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes, Poeciliidae ). Contributions to Zoology 74: 97–115.

Winge Ö. (1922a) A peculiar mode of inheritance and its cytological explanation. J Genet 12: 137–144.

Winge Ö. (1922b) One-sided masculine and sex-linked inheritance in Lebistes reticulates. J Genet 12: 145–162.

Winge Ö. (1923) Crossing-over between the X- and the Y-chromosome in Lebistes. J Genet 13: 201-219.

Winge Ö. (1927) The location of eighteen genes in Lebistes reticulates. J Genet 48: 1-42.

Winge Ö. and Ditlevsen E. (1938) A lethal gene in the Y-chromosome of Lebistes. CR Trav Lab Carlsberg, Ser Physiol 22: 203–210

Winge Ö. and Ditlevsen E. (1947) Colour inheritance and sex determination in Lebistes. Heredity 1: 65-83.