PMID: 5903343Jan 21, 1966

Pheromone: evidence in a decapod crustacean

Science
E P Ryan

Abstract

Males of the species Portunus sanguinolentus display a behavioral response to the presence of premolt females which is the same as their behavior when they are exposed to water in which premolt females have been kept. Release of a sex-attractant pheromone is indicated. When females are prevented from releasing urine, there is no evidence of the attractant.

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