Predation of <i>Gecarcinus quadratus</i> (Decapoda: Gecarcinidae) by <i>Aramides cajaneus</i> (Gruiformes: Rallidae) in Costa Rica

Keywords: behavior, diet, Gray-cowled Wood-Rail, Halloween Crab, natural history

Abstract

Gecarcinus quadratus is a land crab preyed upon by some species, but there is little information about the genera and species of these predators. This scientific note presents the first record of Aramides cajaneus preying upon G. quadratus. This observation occurred during daylight in May 2021 in Costa Rica, and contributes to the knowledge about the natural history, behavior and ecology of these species.

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Author Biographies

Sergio Villegas-Retana, Universidad de Costa Rica

Escuela de Biología

Jorge Picado-Masís, Manuel Antonio National Park

Professional certified tour guide

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Published
2021-07-27
How to Cite
Villegas-Retana, S., & Picado-Masís, J. (2021). Predation of <i>Gecarcinus quadratus</i> (Decapoda: Gecarcinidae) by <i>Aramides cajaneus</i&gt; (Gruiformes: Rallidae) in Costa Rica. Journal of Marine and Coastal Sciences, 23-26. https://doi.org/10.15359/revmar.13-2.2
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