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Behavioral Ecology of Semiterrestrial Crayfish

Richardson, AMM 2007 , 'Behavioral Ecology of Semiterrestrial Crayfish', in JE Duffy and M Theil (eds.), Evolutionary ecology of social and sexual systems : crustaceans as model organisms , Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 320-338.

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Freshwater crayfish occupy a range of habitats from open water in rivers and lakes, through the margins of open waters and swamps, to situations that may be kilometers
from the nearest surface water. Although they remain dependent on free water, crayfish in these latter situations are almost entirely confined to a burrow and can be described as semiterrestrial rather than aquatic. This lifestyle presents a contrast to that of many of the other crustaceans discussed in this volume but provides some of the conditions under which the evolution of social behavior might be expected via the subsocial route.

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Authors/Creators:Richardson, AMM
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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