When and Why Do Territorial Coalitions Occur? Experimental Evidence from a Fiddler Crab

Date

2010

Authors

Detto, Tanya
Jennions, Michael
Backwell, Patricia

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University of Chicago Press

Abstract

Neighboring territory owners are often less aggressive toward each other than to strangers ("dear enemy" effect). There is, however, little evidence for territorial defense coalitions whereby a neighbor will temporarily leave his/her own territory, enter

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Keywords: behavioral ecology; burrow; cooperative behavior; crab; dear enemy phenomenon; defense behavior; experimental study; fighting; mutualism; numerical model; territoriality; animal; article; body size; Brachyura; cooperation; male; territoriality; Animals; B Coalitions; Cooperation; Dear enemy; Fiddler crabs; Fighting; Territoriality

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The American Naturalist

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Journal article

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DOI

10.1086/651588

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2037-12-31