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EFFECTS OF SIZE AND RESIDENCY ON FIGHTING OUTCOMES IN THE FIDDLER CRAB, UCA VOCANS HESPERIAE (DECAPODA, BRACHYURA, OCYPODIDAE)

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[The body size and residency status of male fiddler crabs, Uca vocans hesperiae, were examined as potential factors affecting fighting outcome. We observed 100 pairs of males naturally engaged in fighting behaviour and recorded fighting duration and the identity of the winners. Fighting pairs tend to be larger than average males in a population. Larger males tend to win fights regardless of residency status. Fighting duration was shorter when the size asymmetry between fighting pairs was greater. Residency status had no effect on fighting outcome.

La taille du corps et le statut d'occupant de Uca vocans hesperiae, ont été examinés comme facteurs possibles affectant l'issue des combats. Nous avons observé 100 paires de mâles engagés naturellement dans le comportement de combat et enregistré la durée des combats et l'identité des vainqueurs. Les paires combattantes ont tendance à être de plus grande taille que la moyenne des mâles dans une population. Les mâles plus grands semblent remporter les combats quel que soit leur statut d'occupant. La durée des combats est plus courte quand la différence de taille entre les deux combattants est plus grande. Le statut d'occupant n'a pas d'effet sur l'issue du combat., The body size and residency status of male fiddler crabs, Uca vocans hesperiae, were examined as potential factors affecting fighting outcome. We observed 100 pairs of males naturally engaged in fighting behaviour and recorded fighting duration and the identity of the winners. Fighting pairs tend to be larger than average males in a population. Larger males tend to win fights regardless of residency status. Fighting duration was shorter when the size asymmetry between fighting pairs was greater. Residency status had no effect on fighting outcome.

La taille du corps et le statut d'occupant de Uca vocans hesperiae, ont été examinés comme facteurs possibles affectant l'issue des combats. Nous avons observé 100 paires de mâles engagés naturellement dans le comportement de combat et enregistré la durée des combats et l'identité des vainqueurs. Les paires combattantes ont tendance à être de plus grande taille que la moyenne des mâles dans une population. Les mâles plus grands semblent remporter les combats quel que soit leur statut d'occupant. La durée des combats est plus courte quand la différence de taille entre les deux combattants est plus grande. Le statut d'occupant n'a pas d'effet sur l'issue du combat.]

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2002-09-01
2016-08-28

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