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Not what it looks like: mate-searching behaviour, mate preferences and clutch production in wandering and territory-holding female fiddler crabs

Peso, Marianne; Curran, Elesha; Backwell, Patricia


Risks inherent in mate-searching have led to the assumption that females moving sequentially through populations of courting males are sexually receptive, but this may not be true. We examined two types of fiddler crab females: wanderers moving through the population of courting males and residents that were occupying and defending their own territories. Sometimes residents leave territories to look for new burrows and we simulated this by displacing wanderers and residents and observing their...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Royal Society Open Science
DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160339
Access Rights: Open Access


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