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Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013 v5i2.115 taprobanica 5 2 cover low


Volume 5 | Number 2 | November 2013
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 3 November 2012
Accepted date: 19 November 2013
Published date: 25 December 2013
Pp. 151.

Prey-predator relationship between wolf spider and brachyuran crabs

P.J. Pandya, J.N. Trivedi & K.D.Vachhrajani*
*Corresponding author. E-mail: kauresh@gmail.com

Wolf spiders (Arachneae: Lycosidae) are one of the successful hunters which extend their range through various habitats such as wetlands, springs, and sandy coasts, though less information is available on their feeding and predatory behaviour. During the course of regular field visits for an ecological study of benthic fauna on the Mahi estuarine mouth at Gulf of Khambhat, on the western coast of India (22°12’59.13”N, 72°36’55.47”E), interesting observations about the prey-predation relationship between the wolf spider (Lycos sp.) and two crab species Uca lactea annulipes and Cardisoma carnifex were recorded.

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