The role of hood-building in defining territories and limiting combat in fiddler crabs

@article{Zucker1981TheRO,
  title={The role of hood-building in defining territories and limiting combat in fiddler crabs},
  author={Naida Zucker},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={1981},
  volume={29},
  pages={387-395}
}
In Panama, courting males of three species of fiddler crabs sometimes construct semi-domes of mud (= hoods) over their burrow entrances. Males that do not construct hoods court in a circular area surrounding their burrow entrance. Males with hoods restrict their general activity and courtship to the semi-circular area in front of the hood opening. For Uca latimanus hoods appear to be an integral part of the courtship ritual and are constructed by all courting males. In the other two species, U… CONTINUE READING
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