Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Relationships between sponges and crabs: patterns of epibiosis on Inachus aguiarii (Decapoda: Majidae)

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Éditeur
Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_00526, Eponges_v2b_0054
Auteur(s)
  • M. Maldonado 1
  • M. J. Uriz 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Centre d'Estudis Avançats de Blanes (CSIC), Camí de Santa Bàrbara s/n, E-17300, Blanes (Gerona), Spain
Résumé

The association between sponges and the crab Inachus aguiarii Brito Capello, 1876 was studied by analysing the relationships between sponge distributional patterns on the crab carapaces and several morphological and biological crab parameters. Juveniles, mature females and mature males were differentiated on the basis of sex dimorphism and terminal pubertary moult. All three groups were fouled to different degrees by sponges. Percent sponge cover was related to carapace size only in mature males whereas mature females, all but one of which were ovigerous, were extensively covered regard-less of their size. It is proposed that some behavioural patterns unique to females, such as long resting periods in sponge-rich microhabitats, are responsible for these high sponge covers in females. Sponges showed two trends in the colonization of the carapace, leading to either a monopolizing or a sharing of the available carapace surface. The sponge species found on the carapaces studied are not obligatory epibionts of crabs, but are believed to reflect the sponge population characterizing the crab home range.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - marine biology & hydrobiology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
  • 4 - psychologie. psychophysiologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Physical Sciences ; 2 - Environmental Science ; 3 - Ecology
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
D8BDB9340DB406A9810EE34EDCA53C4DAD8EA3C3
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1992
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.402
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
  • Eponges
Type de publication
Journal
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