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Ceasefire: Minimal aggression among Murray River crayfish feeding upon patches of allochthonous material

Starrs, Danswell; Ebner, Brendan; Fulton, Christopher

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Transport and processing of allochthonous material is crucial for trophic pathways in headwater streams. Freshwater crayfish are known to affect and exploit the break-down of in-stream terrestrial plant material into detritus. We recorded Euastacus armatus (Murray River crayfish) individuals feeding on discrete patches of allochthonous material within an unregulated section of the Goodradigbee River, an upland stream in temperate Australia. Despite suggestions of aggressive territoriality, E....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/70345
Source: Australian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1071/ZO14081

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