fiddler crab

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burrowing crab of American coastal regions having one claw much enlarged in the male

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Aggressive behavior is also positively associated with competitive outcomes in fiddler crabs (Uca mjoebergi) (Reaney & Backwell 2007), whereas aggressive behavior between male green crabs can be enhanced in the presence of a receptive female (Sneddon et al.
During eight field trips (16/12/2008; 31/1/2009; 9/5/2009; 4/7/2009; 5/9/2009; 2/10/2009; 1/11/2009; 15/12/2009) in five previously established sites in the southern Tamiahua Lagoon, the following fiddler crab species were collected: U.
Fiddler crabs will do battle to help a punier rival, a report in the May American Naturalist concludes.
Dynamics of larval patches: spatial distribution of fiddler crab larvae in Delaware Bay and adjacent waters.
The breeding period of the fiddler crab, Uca lactea (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) in Japan.
Among fiddler crabs, Backwell looked at flirting as well as fighting.
Bacteria, diatoms, single-celled algae and other micro-organisms flourish in a fragrant, briny broth of microbes and decomposing detritus--a picnic for marine snails, fiddler crabs and other small crustaceans.
Rhythmic motor activity responses of the California fiddler crab Uca crenulata to artificial light conditions.
ABSTRACT We compare larval distributions of the invasive Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus and the native fiddler crab Ucapugnax.
Caption: Food and fun at the Fiddler Crab Festival mid-month.
Female choice in the synchronously waving fiddler crab Uca annulipes.
Inhibitory effects of these opioids on ovarian growth have been observed, both in the fiddler crab Uca pugilator (Sarojini et al.
Uca crenulata, the California fiddler crab, also has an endogenous rhythm that may be synchronized by tidal cues (Honegger, 1973).
Caption: Fiddler crab on VMC Spin Shot hook, as theft-proof a presentation as you'll find for the crafty sheepshead.