Nom du corpus

Corpus Systématique Animale

Titre du document

Zoogeography and the predator-prey ‘arms race:’ A comparison of eriphia and nerita species from three faunal regions

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Springer (journals)
Langue(s) du document
Anglais
Type de document
Research-article
Mots-clés d'auteur
  • zoogeography
  • predation
  • evolution
  • coevolution
  • allometry
  • Eriphia
  • Nerita
  • Gulf of California
  • competition
  • ecology
Nom du fichier dans la ressource
Arthropodes_v2b_01684
Auteur(s)
  • William W. Reynolds 1
  • Linda J. Reynolds 1
Affiliation(s)
  • 1) Department of Biology, The Pennsylvania State University, 18708, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Résumé

We measured maximum shell diameters and thicknesses of Nerita funiculata Menke and N. scabricosta Lamarck (Gastropoda: Neritidae), and claw sizes and carapace widths of the predatory crab Eriphia squamata Stimpson (Brachyura: Xanthidae), from the Gulf of California (Eastern Pacific). We also tested the ability of E. squamata to crush Nerita shells of various sizes. We compared this data on predator-prey counteradaptations with previously published data for congeneric species from the Western Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific regions. In relative abilities of the crabs to crush gastropod shells, and of the gastropod shells to resist such crushing, the Eastern Pacific species were ‘stronger’ than their counterparts in the Western Atlantic, but ‘weaker’ than their Indo-West Pacific congeners, indicative of an intermediate level of ‘faunal dominance’ or predator-prey ‘arms race’ escalation.

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 - Life Sciences ; 2 - Agricultural and Biological Sciences ; 3 - Aquatic Science
Catégories WoS
  • 1 - science ; 2 - marine & freshwater biology
Identifiant ISTEX
BFF1D597F603B85851B66EBC64C1DB3C8606CC4A
Revue

Hydrobiologia

Année de publication
1977
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Non
Version PDF
1.3
Score qualité du texte
7.207
Sous-corpus
  • Arthropodes
Type de publication
Journal
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