A single panmictic population of endemic red crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis, on Christmas Island with high levels of genetic diversity

@article{Weeks2014ASP,
  title={A single panmictic population of endemic red crabs, Gecarcoidea natalis, on Christmas Island with high levels of genetic diversity},
  author={A. Weeks and M. Smith and A. Rooyen and D. Maple and A. Miller},
  journal={Conservation Genetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={909-919}
}
  • A. Weeks, M. Smith, +2 authors A. Miller
  • Published 2014
  • Biology
  • Conservation Genetics
  • The red crab, Gecarcoidea natalis, is endemic to Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean and largely responsible for shaping the unique ecosystem found throughout the island’s rainforests. However, the introduction and establishment of supercolonies of the highly invasive yellow crazy ant, Anoplolepis gracilipes, has decimated red crab numbers over the last several decades. This poses a significant risk to the future conservation of G. natalis and consequently threatens the integrity of the unique… CONTINUE READING

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