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Synchronous waving in fiddler crabs: a review

Backwell, Patricia


Many animals that use acoustic communication synchronize their mate attraction signals: individuals precisely time their calls to overlap those of their neighbors. In contrast, synchrony in the mate attraction displays of species with visual/motion-based signals is rare. It has only been documented in five species of fiddler crabs. In all of them, small groups of males wave their single large claw in close synchrony. Here, I review what we know about synchrony in fiddler crabs, comparing the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Zoology
DOI: 10.1093/cz/zoy053
Access Rights: Open Access


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