Title

Behavior and the crustacean molt cycle: Changes in aggression of Homarus americanus

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1978

Abstract

The phase of the molt cycle affects dominance status and the performance of agonistic acts in individual juvenile lobsters (Homarus americanus). Lobsters in the midphase of proecdysis are more aggressive than those in intermolt; the latter are more aggressive than lobsters in early or late proecdysis and those in post-ecdysis. Copyright © 1978 AAAS.

Publication Title

Science

Volume

200

Issue

4337

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