Secondary removal of Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae) seeds by crabs in Myristica swamp forests in India

@article{Krishna2014SecondaryRO,
  title={Secondary removal of Myristica fatua (Myristicaceae) seeds by crabs in Myristica swamp forests in India},
  author={Shivani Krishna and Hema Somanathan},
  journal={Journal of Tropical Ecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={259 - 263}
}
Abstract: Little is known about the role of crabs as seed dispersers and predators. Recently, there has been interest in understanding their influence on plant recruitment in coastal forests. Secondary seed removal by crabs in a swamp-specialist tree, Myristica fatua, was investigated in the rare and patchy freshwater Myristica swamps in the Western Ghats in India. Tethered-line experiments were used to determine the role of crabs as secondary seed-removal agents in two study sites. Crabs… Expand
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