The population ecology and feeding biology of rocky shore crabs on the Cape Peninsula
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This thesis consists of five chapters. One is a published paper, two are in paper format, and one is a thesis chapter. The thesis is preceded by a general introduction. The central theme of this work is the population ecology and feeding biology of rocky-shore crabs on the Cape Peninsula. The biology of three crabs is examined, namely, the ubiquitous brown shore-crab Cyclograpsus punctatus (M.Edw), the Cape rock-crab Plagusia chabrus (De Haan) and the invasive European shore-crab Carcinus maenas (L.). The possible impact of C. maenas upon the South African intertidal and local crabs in particular is also assessed.
Le Roux, P. 1991. The population ecology and feeding biology of rocky shore crabs on the Cape Peninsula. University of Cape Town.