... . A team of Australian ecologists has discovered that some male fiddler crabs "lie" about their fighting ability by growing ... their size - they are just two centimetres across - fiddler crabs are ideal for studying dishonesty in signalling ...
Researchers have found that male fiddler crabs psych their opponents out by growing a big claw that looks scary but may in fact be weak and puny.
In the world of fiddler crabs, the best form of protection for females is, apparently, having sex with the neighbors, according to an Australian study published Wednesday.
A male fiddler crab's oversized claw not only looks cool to the ladies, but new research suggests it literally helps crabs to stay cool.
David Johnson was standing in a salt marsh on the northern Massachusetts coast when he saw a fiddler crab, Uca pugnax, nearly 50 ... natural range. The migration north of this charismatic crab with the big, waving claw may be yet another ...
Male fiddler crabs bluff their way through fights. They also adapt their combat strategies if they have lost ... in Japan, who spent time on a mudflat watching how fiddler crabs use deception to their favour. Their study is published ...
Stride length may help the fiddler crab measure its way back to its burrow.
Researchers have worked out how fiddler crabs perceive the world and respond to it, and could use the findings to improve robot vision.
When conditions are right, territorial crustaceans will go to bat for their rivals
Baby fiddler crabs "move in" to empty snail shells for shelter, showing how resourceful these primitive crustaceans are.
Fiddler crabs escape predator birds and avoid paranoia by using their sophisticated threat detection system, scientists have found.
Male fiddler crabs use their giant claws to keep cool as well as attract mates, say scientists.
Researchers use robotic crabs to show that female fiddler crabs prefer males who can out wave their neighbours.
Fiddler crabs try to out-wave their rivals in order to attract passing mates
When it comes to dishing up drama and romance, gossip magazines have nothing on fiddler crabs. Tegan Dolstra reports.