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Natural visual cues eliciting predator avoidance in fiddler crabs

Smolka, Jochen; Zeil, Jochen; Hemmi, Jan


To efficiently provide an animal with relevant information, the design of its visual system should reflect the distribution of natural signals and the animal's tasks. In many behavioural contexts, however, we know comparatively little about the moment-to-moment information-processing challenges animals face in their daily lives. In predator avoidance, for instance, we lack an accurate description of the natural signal stream and its value for risk assessment throughout the prey's defensive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2746


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