Pattern of shell utilization by the hermit crab Paguristes tortugae (Diogenidae) from Anchieta Island, southern Brazil*

@article{Mantelatto2002PatternOS,
  title={Pattern of shell utilization by the hermit crab Paguristes tortugae (Diogenidae) from Anchieta Island, southern Brazil*},
  author={F. Mantelatto and L. C. C. Dominciano},
  journal={Scientia Marina},
  year={2002},
  volume={66},
  pages={265-272}
}
  • F. Mantelatto, L. C. C. Dominciano
  • Published 2002
  • Biology
  • Scientia Marina
  • The objective of this study was to characterize the pattern of shell utilization by Paguristes tortugae , from infralittoral areas of Anchieta Island (Ubatuba, Sao Paulo State, Brazil) using the percentage of the different shell types occupied and the morphometric relationship between hermit crabs and occupied shells. Specimens were collected monthly (January to December 1998) by SCUBA diving. The animals and the shells were measured and weighed. A total of 2,429 hermit crabs were captured… CONTINUE READING
    35 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    Shell occupation by the endemic western Atlantic hermit crab Isocheles sawayai (Diogenidae) from Caraguatatuba, Brazil.
    • 22
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF
    Bio-ecological aspects of the hermit crab Paguristes calliopsis (Crustacea, Diogenidae) from Anchieta Island, Brazil.
    • 20
    • Highly Influenced
    • PDF

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES
    SHELL UTILIZATION PATTERN OF THE HERMIT CRAB CALCINUS TIBICEN (DIOGENIDAE) FROM SOUTHERN BRAZIL
    • 42
    Hermit Crab Fauna from the Infralittoral Zone of Anchieta Island (Ubatuba, Brazil)
    • 23
    • PDF
    Shell preference and utilization patterns in littoral hermit crabs of the bay of Panama
    • 144