The role of trail following in the homing of intertidal chitons: A comparison between threeAcanthopleura spp.

@article{Chelazzi1990TheRO,
  title={The role of trail following in the homing of intertidal chitons: A comparison between threeAcanthopleura spp.},
  author={Guido Chelazzi and P. Della Santina and Daniele Parpagnoli},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={105},
  pages={445-450}
}
Three species of intertidal tropical chitons observed between 1984 and 1986, exhibit different movement patterns:Acanthopleura gemmata (Indian and Pacific Ocean) is a strict homer;A. granulata (Caribbean Sea) is mostly a ranger but sometimes shows homing behaviour;A. brevispinosa (Western Indian Ocean) alternates homing and ranging for different excursions. The three species have been studied in the field using a motographic technique to assess the importance of intra-individual trail following… Expand
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