Digging in sand crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea): interleg coordination

@article{Faulkes1997DiggingIS,
  title={Digging in sand crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea): interleg coordination},
  author={Faulkes and Paul},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={1997},
  volume={200 Pt 4},
  pages={793-805}
}
  • Faulkes, Paul
  • Published 1997 in The Journal of experimental biology
Sand crabs (Decapoda, Anomura, Hippoidea) are highly specialised for digging into sand using their thoracic legs. Using video-recording and electromyography, we examined the digging leg movements of three species of sand crabs belonging to two families: Blepharipoda occidentalis (Albuneidae), Lepidopa californica (Albuneidae) and Emerita analoga (Hippidae). The digging patterns of all three species are similar. The ipsilateral legs 2 and 3 are tightly coupled and shovel sand forward from… CONTINUE READING
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