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Title: Sound production and reception in mangrove crabs Perisesarma spp. (Brachyura: Sesarmidae)
Authors: Boon, P.Y.
Yeo, D.C.J. 
Todd, P.A. 
Keywords: Brachyura
Crab
Crustacea
Mangroves
Perisesarma spp.
Sesarmidae
Singapore
Sound
Stridulation
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Boon, P.Y., Yeo, D.C.J., Todd, P.A. (2009). Sound production and reception in mangrove crabs Perisesarma spp. (Brachyura: Sesarmidae). Aquatic Biology 5 (2) : 107-116. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3354/ab00136
Abstract: Acoustic signalling and sound production structures in the sesarmid crabs Perisesarma eumolpe (De Man) and P. indiarum (Tweedie) from Mandai mangroves, Singapore, were examined using 40 to 20 000 Hz sound recordings and scanning electron microscopy. The sound receptor, Barth's myochordotonal organ, was identified in both species. Only male crabs were found to display acoustically, and only during agonistic interactions. The present study also revealed key species-specific differences in the morphology of the stridulatory organs, stridulatory movements and resulting sounds produced. The findings show that acoustic signalling may be a significant component in the social behaviour of mangrove sesarmid crabs. © Inter-Research 2009.
Source Title: Aquatic Biology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/101701
ISSN: 18647782
DOI: 10.3354/ab00136
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