Feeding and decoration preferences of the epialtidae crab Acanthonyx scutiforms

@inproceedings{Vasconcelos2009FeedingAD,
  title={Feeding and decoration preferences of the epialtidae crab Acanthonyx scutiforms},
  author={Marcelo Augusto Machado Vasconcelos and Thiago C Mendes and Wagner L. Fortes and Renato Crespo Pereira},
  year={2009}
}
Studies on the feeding preferences of marine herbivores are very important for our better understanding of the biology and the ecological role of these organisms. Members of the family Epialtidae are usually herbivores that mask themselves with pieces of seaweed and other materials to avoid predation. In order to better understand the mechanisms of food and decorating choices of the decorator crab Acanthonyx scutiformis, two multiple-choice feeding assays were performed using fresh seaweeds and… CONTINUE READING

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