Offshore escape response and directional orientation of the striped hermit crab Clibanarius vittatus (Bosc)


Journal Article

This crab commonly lives subtidally along sheltered shorelines and displayed an escape response oriented in the offshore direction at the home beach. Crabs moved downslope at angles ≥7°. In a wave tank, they moved into approaching waves. Crabs tested under clear skies in both the morning and afternoon displayed directional distributions significantly oriented in the same direction as crabs on the home beach. Crabs displayed random movements under cloudy skies. -from Authors

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Altizer, SM; Forward, RB

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

  • Marine Behaviour &Amp; Physiology

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 105

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/10236249309378838

Citation Source

  • Scopus