... . 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.
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.
... to go undetected,” Dr Wilson said.Ms Candice Bywater who is finishing her PhD on fiddler crabs, said that she found that more males bluff their way ...
... and expect to get rid of the pathogen, as it's also present in a number of other host species, including amphipods, fiddler crabs, spider ...