Journal of Chemical Ecology

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 633–639 | Cite as

Evidence for the controlled release of a crustacean sex pheromone

  • Jay P. Christofferson


Evidence for the controlled release of a crustacean sex pheromone: mature malePortunus sanguinolentus (Herbst) did not give the characteristic display described by Ryan (1966) to water from a container with a carried or artificially restrained premolt female. However, the sex pheromone was still present in the urine of the restrained female, suggesting that she inhibits the emission of the sex pheromone by regulating her urine flow.

Key words

Sex pheromone crustacean Portunus sanguinolentus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jay P. Christofferson
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity of HawaiiHonolulu

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