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Título: Male-like mudballing behavior of some female fiddler crabs (Uca tangeri)
Autor: Burford, Fiona R. L.
McGregor, Peter K.
Oliveira, Rui Filipe
Palavras-chave: Fiddler crab
Uca tangeri
Mudballing
Malestyle behavior
Sexual harassment
Parasites
Data: 2001
Editora: Springer-Verlag
Citação: Journal of Ethology, 19, 97-103
Resumo: At each low tide, male and female Uca tangeri remove mudballs from inside their burrows and place them on the surface. Previous studies have shown clear intersexual differences in mudball arrangements. However, we noticed that some females placed their mudballs in an arrangement similar to that of males. In this study, we investigated several factors that may have been responsible for this change in female mudballing behavior. We found no significant effect of the lunar cycle, female size and reproductive state, or burrow features. We briefly discuss the avoidance of sexual coercion or parasite modification of host behavior as possible factors. Our study shows that intersexual differences in mudballing behavior are more complex than previously thought.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/1314
ISSN: 0289-0771
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