Predation of droves of soldier crabs (Dotilla myctiroides) by red fire ants Solenopsis invicta

Kaladharan, P and Asokan, P K and Anasu Koya, A (2014) Predation of droves of soldier crabs (Dotilla myctiroides) by red fire ants Solenopsis invicta. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (220). pp. 20-21.

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    Abstract

    Soldier crab Dotilla myctiroides is a known burrower and form dense aggregations called droves around tropical muddy or sandy beaches including mangrove swamps. Due to their burrowing and feeding activities, one can see deposition of pseudofaecal and excavated pellets of moist sand around their burrows. Hence they are also known as sand bubbler crab. During the low tide they remain buried inside the burrows.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Predation; droves; soldier crabs; Dotilla myctiroides; red fire ants; Solenopsis invicta
    Subjects: Crustacean Fisheries > Crabs
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kozhikode
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2015 06:49
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 16:00
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/10289

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