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Interspecific attractiveness of structures built by courting male fiddler crabs: experimental evidence of a sensory trap

Christy, John H; Backwell, Patricia; Schober, Ursula

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Male fiddler crabs Uca musica sometimes build sand hoods and male Uca beebei sometimes build mud pillars next to their burrows to which they attract females for mating. Mate-searching females preferentially approach these structures and subsequently mate

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91981
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

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