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Homing in the mangrove swimming crab Thalamita crenata (Decapoda: Portunidae)
Cannicci, S.; Anyona, D.; Dahdouh-Guebas, F. (1994). Homing in the mangrove swimming crab Thalamita crenata (Decapoda: Portunidae). Boll. Zool. 61(Suppl. 001): 92.
In: Bollettino di Zoologia. Mucchi Editore: Pisa. ISSN 0373-4137, more
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    Thalamita crenata Rüppell, 1830 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Cannicci, S.
  • Anyona, D.
  • Dahdouh-Guebas, F., more

    Thalamita crenata is a swimming crab which commonly lives in the shallow waters of sheltered shores of the whole Indo-Pacific region. On the Kenyan coast, this species colonises the intertidal plateau in front of the mangrove. This crab proved to be faithful to a familiar area in which it visited a small number of known holes where it hides during low tide (Vezzosi et al., in prep.). The aim of this study was to test the homing ability of T. crenata after being passively displaced both within the supposed familiar range (internal homing) and outside it (external homing).

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