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Risks and rewards: balancing costs and benefits of predator avoidance in a fiddler crab

Gruber, Jodie; Kahn, Andrew; Backwell, Patricia


The decision to take risks in the presence of a predator involves complex trade-offs between immediate survival and future reproduction. Individuals may gain fitness advantages if they are able to optimally alter their risk-taking strategies depending on the differential costs and benefits of risky behaviours across contexts. Male fiddler crabs (Austruca mjoebergi) exhibited a higher propensity to take risks in the presence of a female compared with conspecifics that were not presented with a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.09.014
Access Rights: Open Access


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