Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors

Appeared March 2015
Published in Marine Ecology Progress Series

Global Field Program graduate Kathryn McQueen and others examined the Planktonic ingress of fiddler crab megalopae to the Newport River Estuary, NC: evidence for semilunar periodicity in Uca pugnax and species-specific sampling bias by hog’s hair larval collectors. Their findings, published in Marine Ecology Progress Series, indicated that sampling of settlement of fiddler crab megalopae onto hog’s hair collectors was dominated by U. pugnax and that future experiments would be needed to examine differences in thigmotaxis and other behavioral differences among the three species.