Interspecific Shell Fighting in Three Sympatric Species of Hermit Crabs in Hawaii

dc.contributor.author Hazlett, Brian A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-26T22:26:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-26T22:26:40Z
dc.date.issued 1970-10 en_US
dc.description.abstract Interspecific competition is often difficult to measure due to the lack of a definitive limiting factor for the two (or more) species. The gastropod shell inhabited by a hermit crab represents a very discrete, definable portion of the ecological needs of every animal. A hermit crab must have protection for its soft abdomen or it will rather quickly be eaten. In addition, the ritualized shell fighting behavior patterns of hermit crabs (Hazlett, 1966a, 1966b, 1967) offer an easily observed specific behavioral parameter which reflects the extent of interspecific vs. intraspecific competition for this ecological factor. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hazlett BA. 1970. Interspecific shell fighting in three sympatric species of hermit crabs in Hawaii. Pac Sci 24(4): 472-482. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/6125
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.title Interspecific Shell Fighting in Three Sympatric Species of Hermit Crabs in Hawaii en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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