Spatial dynamics in the social lobster Panulirus argus in response to diseased conspecifics

  title={Spatial dynamics in the social lobster Panulirus argus in response to diseased conspecifics},
  author={Joshua R Anderson and Donald C. Behringer},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
Pathogens can influence the behaviors of their hosts, including avoidance by healthy individuals. However, the spatial structuring consequences of these behaviors are often unknown, especially in the marine environment. The Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus (Latreille, 1804) avoids sheltering with conspecifics infected with P. argus virus 1 (PaV1). We sought to deter- mine the behavioral cue and if this behavior alters population spatial structure in the wild. We used a series of… 

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