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Shell standing in Planaxis sulcatus: convergence of heat avoidance behavior in rocky shore gastropods?

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Shell standing behavior, which allows snails living in the hottest upper rocky shore zones to avoid overheating, is reported here for the first time in a nonlittorinid snail. This was observed in Planaxis sulcatus which cohabits with the littorinid Echinolittorina malaccana, suggesting convergence of this behavioral trait.
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Affiliations: Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

Appeared or available online: June 3, 2020

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