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Study on the behaviour of two fiddler crabs, Uca sindensis and Uca annulipes (Decapoda: Ocypodidae), in Bandar Abbas, Iran

Mokhlesi, Amin; Kamrani, Ehsan; Backwell, Patricia; Sajjadi, Mirmasoud


This study was carried out on the behaviour of two species of sympatric fiddler crabs on Abi estuary, Bandar Abbas, Iran. Species differences in activity level, grooming, burrowing, muddy structure construction and feeding were all related to their habitat and food source. The more common Uca annulipes lives in low muddy areas along the edges of small streams while Uca sindensis lives in small patches on the higher areas with sandier sediment. At low tide, both species spent most of their time...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom
DOI: 10.1017/S0025315410000172


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