Know thine enemy's neighbor: neighbor size affects floaters' choice of whom to fight
It can be less costly to help a neighbor repel an intruder than to renegotiate boundaries with a new and potentially stronger individual. Male fiddler crabs will help a smaller neighbor fight off an intruder when the intruder is intermediate in size relative to the 2 neighbors. Fights involving neighbor coalitions are costly for an intruder because he rarely wins when a larger neighbor intervenes. It might therefore be expected that territory-seeking males will avoid fighting residents that...[Show more]
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