Agonistic Behaviour And The Development Of Dominance Hierarchies In The Freshwater Prawn, Macrobrachium Australiense Holthuis, 1950 (Crustacea: Palaemonidae)

Lee C.L. and Fielder D.R. (1983) Agonistic Behaviour And The Development Of Dominance Hierarchies In The Freshwater Prawn, Macrobrachium Australiense Holthuis, 1950 (Crustacea: Palaemonidae). Behaviour, 83 1-2: 1-16. doi:10.1163/156853982X00012


Author Lee C.L.
Fielder D.R.
Title Agonistic Behaviour And The Development Of Dominance Hierarchies In The Freshwater Prawn, Macrobrachium Australiense Holthuis, 1950 (Crustacea: Palaemonidae)
Journal name Behaviour   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1568-539X
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1163/156853982X00012
Open Access Status
Volume 83
Issue 1-2
Start page 1
End page 16
Total pages 16
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
2802 Behavioral Neuroscience
Abstract Two ‘investigative’, nine ‘aggressive’, and three ‘avoidance’ postures were recognised and described during observation of agonistic interactions in the feshwater prawn, Macrobrachium australiense. Stable dominance hierarchies were quickly developed in groups of three captive prawns (often within 30 minutes of initial contact). In both sexes larger in- dividuals usually dominated smaller ones and males usually dominated females of the same size. A subdominate (beta) prawn positioned itself as far as possible from the domi- nant (alpha) prawn. The subordinate (gamma) prawn was relegated to a position between the alpha and beta prawns. This indicates that individual recognition or recognition of aggressive state of conspecifics may occur and the positioning of the gamma individual between alpha and beta prawns reduces the number of agonistic interactions between the two more dominant prawns
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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