Aggressive behaviour of Caprella Scaura Typica Mayer, 1890. (Crustacea: Amphipoda)

Schulz, Melissa K., and Alexander, C.G. (2001) Aggressive behaviour of Caprella Scaura Typica Mayer, 1890. (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 34 (3). pp. 181-187.

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In amphipods, the majority of aggressive encounters occur during mating periods when mate selection and guarding takes place (Caine, 1991; Dick and Elwood, 1996; Lewbel, 1978; Lim and Alexander, 1986). There are many examples in the Crustacea of appendages modified for use as weapons for example the Chelae of the Decapoda are enlarged to varying degrees for use in threat display or combat and in the Stomatopoda, the second maxillipeds have been modified into raptorial appendages are used to strike prey. In the Amphipoda, the second gnathopod is enlarge and used in aggression and prey capture (Caine, 1991; Lewbel, 1978; Lim and Alexander 1986).

Item ID: 13307
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1023-6244
Keywords: Aggression; Amphipoda; Behaviour; Caprella; Crustacea; Poison Tooth
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2012 06:05
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960802 Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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