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More signalling for earlier mating: conspicuous male claw waving in the fiddler crab, Uca perplexa

Murai, Minoru; Backwell, Patricia

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The male courtship display of the fiddler crab Uca perplexa is a conspicuous claw waving that is directed at females to attract them to their burrows for mating. Like most other fiddler crabs, this species has an approximately biweekly reproductive cycle

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79866
Source: Animal Behaviour
DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2005.02.019

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