Food selection by a mangrove crab: temporal changes in fasted animals

@article{Christofoletti2012FoodSB,
  title={Food selection by a mangrove crab: temporal changes in fasted animals},
  author={Ronaldo Adriano Christofoletti and Gustavo Y. Hattori and Marcelo Antonio Amaro Pinheiro},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2012},
  volume={702},
  pages={63-72}
}
The feeding choices of the mangrove crab Ucides cordatus for various mangrove plant leaves (Avicennia schaueriana, Laguncularia racemosa, and Rhizophora mangle) at different ages (mature, senescent pre-abscission, and decomposing leaves) were examined. In a controlled experiment set in a mangrove area, we evaluated crab selection for different plant leaves by analyzing foraging rate (number of leaves with predation marks) and leaf consumption. Crabs were housed individually in plastic… CONTINUE READING

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