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Behaviour and time allocation of the mud shrimp, Corophium volutator, during the tidal cycle: a laboratory study
De Backer, A.; Van Ael, E.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2010). Behaviour and time allocation of the mud shrimp, Corophium volutator, during the tidal cycle: a laboratory study. Helgol. Mar. Res. 64(1): 63-67. dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10152-009-0167-6
In: Helgoland Marine Research. Springer: Berlin; Heidelberg. ISSN 1438-387X, more
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  • De Backer, A.; Van Ael, E.; Vincx, M.; Degraer, S. (2010). Behaviour and time allocation of the mud shrimp, Corophium volutator, during the tidal cycle: a laboratory study, in: De Backer, A. The mud shrimp Corophium volutator: a key species in tidal flat sedimentary processes? = De slijkgarnaal Corophium volutator: een sleutelsoort in sedimentprocessen van slikken?. pp. 19-28, more

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Keywords
    Behaviour; Time allocation; Amphipoda [WoRMS]; Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]; Corophium volutator (Pallas, 1766) [WoRMS]; Marine; Brackish water
Author keywords
    Amphipoda; Corophium volutator; Behaviour; Time allocation

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Abstract
    Despite the numerous ecological and behavioural studies, relatively little is known about the behavioural dynamics of Corophium volutator during the tidal cycle. In the present study, the behaviour of C. volutator was observed in the laboratory in a tide-simulated aquarium, and time allocation of the diVerent activities was quantified. Overall, the surface activity was low and showed a steep decline after submersion. A clear tide-based cyclic pattern was found, with a boost of activity immediately after first submersion, continuing during submersion, and shifting over a period with decreasing activity towards almost total inactivity at the end of emersion.

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