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dc.contributor.authorBoltana, Sebastianen_UK
dc.contributor.authorThiel, Martinen_UK
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the association pattern of two snapping shrimp species that inhabit burrows at exposed rocky shores of the Chilean Pacific coast. The two species Alpheus inca and Alpheopsis chilensis were frequently found to share the same burrows. In most burrows an heterosexual pair of each species was found. A strong positive correlation between the body length of female and male conspecifics cohabiting in a burrow was found both for Alpheus inca and for Alpheopsis chilensis. Similarly, a positive correlation existed between the mean body length of Alpheus inca and that of Alpheopsis chilensis occurring together in one burrow. Thus, a size-relationship between burrow cohabitants exists both in the intra-specific as well as in the inter-specific association of these shrimps. Most females, regardless of their reproductive stage, were accompanied by males. Within a particular burrow, females of the two species often were in the same reproductive stage, i.e. both were with embryos in a similar developmental stage, or both were without embryos. These data suggest that male and female conspecifics, as well as the pairs of the two species, remain together in the same burrow for relatively long time periods. It is proposed that the intra-specific communication system of snapping shrimp facilitates the development of inter-specific associations, such as the one reported herein.en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.relationBoltana S & Thiel M (2001) Associations between two species of snapping shrimp, Alpheus inca and Alpheopsis chilensis (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 81 (4), pp. 633-638.
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dc.titleAssociations between two species of snapping shrimp, Alpheus inca and Alpheopsis chilensis (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae)en_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleJournal of the Marine Biological Association of the UKen_UK
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dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationCatholic University of the North (Universidad Católica del Norte)en_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBoltana, Sebastian|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorThiel, Martin|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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