Scientific Results

I fattori di orientamento celeste nel recupero zonale di Talitrus Saltator (Montagu) (Crustacea, Amphipoda)

Year: 2006

Authors: Galanti G., Mercatelli L., Castellini C., Ugolini A.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Biologia Animale e Genetica, Università di Firenze, Via Romana 17, 50125 Firenze, Italia;
CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: To acquire information about the use of light intensity pattern of the sky in the sea-land orientation of the sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Amphipoda Talitridae) we carried out releases in a confined environment with sun at two different zenithal distance (39°, 5°), under clear sky and a Plexiglas dome. Results show that the light intensity pattern of the sky is one of the celestial orienting factors used by sandhoppers in their zonal recovery.


Volume: 13(2)      Pages from: 334  to: 335

KeyWords: Crustacea; Talitrus saltator; orientation; light intensity pattern;

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