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Everybody Needs Good Neighbours: Coalition Formation Influences Floater Fight Choice

Milner, Richard

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In territorial species, it is sometimes less costly to help a neighbour fight off an intruder than to re-establish territory boundaries with a new, potentially stronger neighbour. In fiddler crabs, a male resident will only help his neighbour if he is larger than the intruder who, in turn, is larger than the challenged neighbour. Does this influence with whom a territory-seeking male decides to fight? I show that territory-seeking males appear to choose opponents based partly on the size of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64687
Source: Ethology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0310.2011.02018.x

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