Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Agonistic behavior in crayfish in relation to temperature and reproductive period

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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_00644
Auteur(s)
  • James H. Thorp
Affiliation(s)
  • Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, 29801, Aiken, SC, USA
Résumé

I examined the relationship between temperature and agonistic behavior in the crayfish Cambarus latimanus LeConte a species which is reproductively active in winter. Crayfish were acclimated for 2 wks at 9.5, 14, 22 and 30°C in summer and at 9.5 and 22°C in winter. Agonistic behavior of pairs of the same sex was recorded for 1 h following acclimation. The entire acclimation, testing, and temperature-readjustment procedure was repeated until all crayfish pairs had been tested at each acclimation temperature. Published information on lobsters and catfish indicate that agonistic behavior is directly related to temperature. In contrast, for C. latimanus in the present study, duration of total agonistic behavior, maximum duration of a single agonistic interaction, and average length of a agonistic encounter were all inversely related to acclimation temperature. I hypothesized that for ectothermic species whose agonistic behavior is closely associated with reproductive processes (including competition for mates) the level of agonism will vary either directly or inversely depending upon whether the reproductive period is cued by increasing or decreasing seasonal temperatures, respectively.

Catégories Science-Metrix
  • 1 - natural sciences
  • 2 - biology
  • 3 - ecology
Catégories INIST
  • 1 - sciences appliquees, technologies et medecines
  • 2 - sciences biologiques et medicales
  • 3 - sciences biologiques fondamentales et appliquees. psychologie
Catégories Scopus
  • 1 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - ecology
Identifiant ISTEX
631302AFEAC33E0F117A60C06EEF316419140F17
Revue

Oecologia

Année de publication
1978
Présence de XML structuré
Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.732
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
Type de publication
Journal
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