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Weapons or mating signals? Claw shape and mate choice in a fiddler crab

Callander, Sophia; Kahn, Andrew; Maricic, Tim; Jennions, Michael; Backwell, Patricia

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Males often possess traits, such as horns, claws, and tusks, which are used during male-male combat. Studies suggest that selection has fine tuned these weapons to improve their effectiveness and that the shape of these weapons provides cues for males to

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72993
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-013-1541-6

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