oa African Zoology - A comparative study of some aspects of the biology and ecology of Sesarma catenata Ort. and Cyclograpsus punctatus M.Edw., with additional observations on Sesarma meinerti De Man

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



In the estuary of the Kowie River in the Eastern Cape Province there occur two amphibious grapsoid crabs, Sesarma catenata Ort. and Cycl ograpsus punctatus M. Edw. They live together in many places, commonly inhabiting the same burrows in the muddy banks of the river. The present exploratory study of these two species has been undertaken to enhance our knowledge of their biology as well as our understanding of the relations between these two very similar animals which live in such close proximity one to another.

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