Multimodal signals: ultraviolet reflectance and chemical cues in stomatopod agonistic encounters.

Franklin, Amanda M.
Marshall, N. Justin.
Lewis, Sara, 1953-
2016

Complex signals are commonly used during intraspecific contests over resources to assess an opponent's fighting ability and/or aggressive state. Stomatopod crustaceans may use complex signals when competing aggressively for refuges. Before physical attacks, stomatopods assess their opponents using chemical cues and perform threat displays showing a coloured patch, the meral spot. In some species, ... read more

Subjects
Crustaceans.
Animal behavior.
Tufts University. Department of Biology.
Permanent URL
http://hdl.handle.net/10427/009743
Original publication
Franklin AM, Marshall NJ, Lewis SM. 2016 Multimodal signals: ultraviolet reflectance and chemical cues in stomatopod agonistic encounters. R. Soc. open sci. 3: 160329. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.160329.
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