Ecology of tropical hermit crabs at Quirimba Island, Mozambique: distribution, abundance and activity




A diverse assemblage of 16 species of hermit crabs occurs on the shores of the Quirimba Archipelago, northern Mozambique. Each species illustrated marked zonation such that they formed a distinct sequence from the subtidal across the wide intertidal zone to the supra-littoral. In addition to shore height zonation, there was distinct variation in type and range of habitat preferences. Of the 5 study islands, Quirimba and Quisiva had the greatest intertidal habitat variety and the largest number of resident hermit crab species.


Marine Ecology Progress Series






- Cabo Delgado


- Inglês


- Não aplicável


- Biodiversidade Marinha


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Gênero e Biodiversidade;
- Identificação, Monitoria, Indicadores e Avaliações


- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas



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