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Colouration and colour changes of the fiddler crab, Uca capricornis: a descriptive study

Detto, Tanya; Hemmi, Jan; Backwell, Patricia


Colour changes in animals may be triggered by a variety of social and environmental factors and may occur over a matter of seconds or months. Crustaceans, like fiddler crabs (genus Uca), are particularly adept at changing their colour and have been the focus of numerous studies. However, few of these studies have attempted to quantitatively describe the individual variation in colour and pattern or their adaptive significance. This paper quantitatively describes the colour patterns of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008-02-10
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001629


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