Leaf removal by sesarmid crabs in Bangrong mangrove forest, Phuket, Thailand; with emphasis on the feeding ecology of Neoepisesarma versicolor

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ตุลาคม 2551


The objective of this study was to examine the feeding ecology of sesarmid crabs, particularly Neoepisesarma versicolor, in the Bangrong mangrove forest, Phuket, Thailand. By a combination of field and laboratory experiments, we clarified central aspects of the feeding behavior of N. versicolor as well as its preference for and consumption of different categories of Rhizophora apiculata leaf litter (green, yellow and brown). The results provide new insight on the diet and feeding rhythm of this threatened sesarmid crab as well as its quantitative role for litter processing in mangrove environments.

คำสำคัญ : ปูแสม , ป่าชายเลน , ภูเก็ต

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Nalinee Thongtham , Erik Kristensen and Som-Ying Puangprasan




19 ธ.ค. 2556