Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Influence of size, species and damage on shell selection by the hermit crab Pagurus longicarpus

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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_01247
Auteur(s)
  • T. P. Wilber Jr.
Affiliation(s)
  • Department of Biological Science, Florida State University, 32306, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Résumé

Shell preferences were examined inPagurus longicarpus Say, collected from Wakulla Beach, Florida, USA in 1987. Relative shell size was a more important shell characteristic in shell selection than either shell species or shell damage. Hermit crabs rarely selected relatively large shells but often selected relatively small shells over damaged shells. Preferences for a particular shell species were offset by varying the relative size or condition of the preferred shell species. Because specific environmental pressures are linked to particular shell characteristics, an assessment of the importance of various shell features may indicate which environmental pressures are ameliorated via the gastropod shell. Predation and desiccation are linked to relatively small shells and particular shell species; these stresses may be minimized by alternative behavioral mechanisms.

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
70DC803A3FB572E72D9FACEF31476EAFA44C06DC
Revue

Marine Biology

Année de publication
1990
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
8.476
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
Type de publication
Journal
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