Migration or Shelter? Behavioural Options for Deposit Feeding Crabs on Tropical Sandy Shores

  • Alan D. Ansell
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 151)


Species which live in the intertidal zone are subject to a wide range of environmental fluctuation arising from tidal and diel changes. Temperature, salinity, humidity, light intensity, wave action and other factors all show changes which affect both sedimentary and hard substratum shores.


Fiddler Crab Sand Surface Burrow Entrance Threat Posture Ghost Crab 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan D. Ansell
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  1. 1.Dunstaffnage MarineResearch LaboratoryArgyllScotland, UK

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