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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 361-365
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2012.361.365
 
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Studies on Social Monogamy in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849
Abdul-Reza Dabbagh, Ehsan Kamrani and Mohammad Reza Taherizadeh

Abstract:
Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849, like many other snapping shrimp, is a socially monogamous species typically found in male-female pairs in burrows under rocks. We evaluated mate guarding (detection of female receptivity) and shared resource defense as factors that could have led to social monogamy in Iranian populations of this common intertidal species. Males within a pair did not move more pieces of gravel than females during burrow building. A shared resource defense experiment revealed that individuals within a pair did not differ significantly in their activity in repelling intruders.
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Abdul-Reza Dabbagh, Ehsan Kamrani and Mohammad Reza Taherizadeh, 2012. Studies on Social Monogamy in the Snapping Shrimp, Alpheus lobidens De Haan, 1849. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 7: 361-365.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2012.361.365

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2012.361.365

 
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