Crustacean Walking

  • W. H. Evoy
  • C. R. Fourtner
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 7)


Recent approaches to a neuronal basis for crustacean locomotion have attempted to understand the interactions between central patterning of motor output, systems for initiation of movement and the interaction of proprioceptive signals with these central factors. Analysis of locomotion has utilized various techniques for measuring and comparing movements of segmental appendages and their joints during walking and swimming. In some cases, electrical recording of neuromuscular activity had aided these interpretations. Both intra-and intersegmental co-ordinating mechanisms have been examined by observation of timing of movements of individual joints or appendages with respect to the others.


Motor Output Proprioceptive Signal Ghost Crab Segmental Ganglion Forward Walking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. Evoy
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. R. Fourtner
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory for Quantitative BiologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesCanada
  2. 2.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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