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dc.contributor.authorSavvides, P.en
dc.contributor.authorLouca, V.en
dc.contributor.authorSfenthourakis, Spyrosen
dc.creatorSavvides, P.en
dc.creatorLouca, V.en
dc.creatorSfenthourakis, Spyrosen
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-04T12:52:38Z
dc.date.available2019-11-04T12:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1386-2588
dc.identifier.urihttp://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/53370
dc.description.abstractPotamon potamios populations have decreased significantly due to the degradation of its habitat caused by human activities, mainly the use of insecticides. Today, P. potamios is protected by Cypriot law, but not much information is known regarding possible effects on the species from interactions with the introduced and invasive freshwater crayfish Procambarus clarkii. We tested the hypothesis that the invasive crayfish P. clarkii can cause negative effects on the populations of the only indigenous freshwater crab of Cyprus P. potamios, through agonistic competition for shelter. A laboratory experiment on the competition between P. potamios and P. clarkii for securing shelter has been performed. During the experiment, pairs of equal-sized individuals from each species were evaluated for aggressiveness, domination in fights and shelter occupation. Results showed that even though both species are similarly aggressive, the crayfish wins more fights and occupies shelter more efficiently than the crab. Even though at present there is no evidence that the two species are syntopic, these results are indicative of possible negative effects of the alien invasive crayfish on the indigenous crab where they may become syntopic in the future. © 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.en
dc.sourceAquatic Ecologyen
dc.source.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84938206264&doi=10.1007%2fs10452-015-9522-7&partnerID=40&md5=f29e1f3cf8ffb888813e5b025fb9494d
dc.subjectCompetitionen
dc.subjecthabitat fragmentationen
dc.subjectaggressionen
dc.subjectAlien speciesen
dc.subjectAstacoideaen
dc.subjectBehaviouren
dc.subjectbiological invasionen
dc.subjectcraben
dc.subjectcrayfishen
dc.subjectDecapoda (Crustacea)en
dc.subjectFreshwater decapodsen
dc.subjectfreshwater ecosystemen
dc.subjecthuman activityen
dc.subjectintroduced speciesen
dc.subjectinvasive speciesen
dc.subjectPotamon potamiosen
dc.subjectProcambarus clarkiien
dc.subjectshelteren
dc.titleCompetition for shelter occupancy between a native freshwater crab and an invasive crayfishen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10452-015-9522-7
dc.description.volume49
dc.description.startingpage273
dc.description.endingpage278
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Θετικών και Εφαρμοσμένων Επιστημών / Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Βιολογικών Επιστημών / Department of Biological Sciences
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.description.notes<p>Cited By :1</p>en
dc.source.abbreviationAquatic Ecol.en
dc.contributor.orcidSfenthourakis, Spyros [0000-0003-3213-2502]


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