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Item Description Willason, S.W. en_US Page, H.M. en_US 2008-02-29T22:25:34Z 2008-02-29T22:25:34Z 1983-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Willason SW, Page HM. 1983. Patterns of shell resource utilization by terrestrial hermit crabs at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Pac Sci 37(2): 157-164. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.description.abstract Patterns of gastropod shell utilization by Coenobita perlatus and C. rugosus were investigated on three islets of Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands. Habitat, hermit crab size, and hermit crab species all influenced the utilization of shells by Coenobita. Small crabs ( < 8mm carapace length) used 63 shell species, while large hermit crabs ( > 19mm) used only two species. Coenobita perlatus occupied long, narrow shells (e.g. , Rhinoclavis) more frequently than C. rugosus. By contrast, C. rugosus used shorter shells (e.g., Nerita) more frequently. Reproduction of C. rugosus, both the percentage of ovigerous females and fecundity, was not influenced by the shell species occupied. en_US
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dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Patterns of Shell Resource Utilization by Terrestrial Hermit Crabs at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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