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Ecology and signal structure drive the evolution of synchronous displays

Perez, Daniela; Crisigiovanni, Enzo L.; Pie, Marcio R.; Rorato, Ana C.; Lopes, Sergio R.; Araujo, Sabrina B.L.


Animal synchrony is found in phylogenetically distant animal groups, indicating behavioral adaptations to different selective pressures and in different signaling modalities. A notable example of synchronous display is found in fiddler crabs in that males wave their single enlarged claw during courtship. They present species‐specific signals, which are composed of distinctive movement signatures. Given that synchronous waving has been reported for several fiddler crab species, the display...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.13841


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