Color Preferences of the Xanthid Mud Crab Rhithropanopeus Harrisii
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Citation:The Ohio Journal of Science. v70 n2 (March, 1970), 115-118
Male and female xanthid mud crabs, Rhithropanopeus harrisii, when subjected both to paired and to simultaneous-combination color tests, exhibited nearly identical preference patterns for black, yellow, green, red, blue, and ultraviolet colors (listed in order of choice), although some individual variation occurred. Further investigations into the statistically significant reactions to blue and ultraviolet colors by both sexes is warranted.
Author Institution: Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, Solomons, Maryland 26088 and Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina, Morehead City, N. C. 28557
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