Colony defense and behavioral differentiation in the eusocial shrimp Synalpheus regalis

@article{Duffy2002ColonyDA,
  title={Colony defense and behavioral differentiation in the eusocial shrimp Synalpheus regalis},
  author={Emmett J. Duffy and Cheryl L Morrison and Kenneth Somerled Macdonald},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={51},
  pages={488-495}
}
Abstract. The sponge-dwelling shrimp Synalpheusregalis and several congeners exhibit monogynous, eusocial colony structures, and field data suggest that these social species may have a competitive advantage in crowded environments. We explored mechanisms of colony defense, a likely contributor to such a social advantage, by measuring responses of resident shrimp to conspecific and heterospecific intruders in experimental nests. To test for behavioral differentiation among classes of individuals… Expand

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