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Free Content Gregarious Behavior of Juveniles of the Spiny Lobster, Panulirus Argus (Crustacea: Decapoda)

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Small juvenile Panulirus argus were gregarious in their utilization of cover under laboratory conditions, though aggressive encounters limited the extent of this cover-sharing. While walking in areas lacking cover, both under laboratory conditions and when released in situ, the juveniles formed queues which broke up when they reached cover or were threatened.

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Publication date: 1975-10-01

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