Field experiments on feeding of European fiddler crab Uca tangeri

Wolfrath, Birgit (1992) Field experiments on feeding of European fiddler crab Uca tangeri Marine Ecology Progress Series, 90 . pp. 39-43.

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Abstract

The quality of the food, especially origin and size, of the only European fiddler crab, Uca
tangeri (Eydoux, 1835), was studied over a 2 yr period. In experiments with fluorescent microparticles, all particles smaller than 250 pm were ingested regardless of thelr chemical composition. Comparisons of sediment, feeding pellets and faeces showed that U. tangeri feeds primarily on microalgae which are completely extracted from the sediment. It also consumes vascular macrophytes (Arthrocnemum spp.),
macroalgae, detritus and fish carcasses.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EOE-B Experimental Ecology - Benthic Ecology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0171-8630
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2018 10:27
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2018 10:27
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/42202

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