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The fiddler crab Uca mjoebergi uses ultraviolet cues in mate choice but not aggressive interactions

Detto, Tanya; Backwell, Patricia


The perception of ultraviolet light and its role in communication has received a great deal of attention in recent years. Although ultraviolet light is no different to other wavelengths in many respects, its role as a signal does deserve special consideration, if only because it is frequently overlooked by human observers who are unable to see it. Studies on the role of ultraviolet cues in inter- and intrasexual interactions are still rare, and generally focused on vertebrates with relatively...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2009.05.014


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