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Fighting in fiddler crabs Uca mjoebergi : what determines duration?

Morrell, Lesley; Backwell, Patricia; Metcalfe, Neil


Contest duration in animals is often interpreted as being a consequence of mutual assessment of the difference in the competitors' resource-holding potential (RHP), allowing the inferior individual to avoid costly interactions it is likely to lose. Duration is thus predicted by the relative size of the competitors, and increases as the difference between them decreases. Alternatively, each individual may persist in accordance with thresholds determined by its own RHP, and weaker rivals retreat...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2004.11.014


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