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Fig. 2

From: Active parental care, reproductive performance, and a novel egg predator affecting reproductive investment in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus

Fig. 2

Active parental care in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus. Different behaviors performed exclusively or predominantly by ovigerous females under laboratory conditions. ac Abdominal flapping and pleopod beating. Notice the movement of the embryos carried by the pleopods forward (b) and backward (in a and c) while the abdomen is partially extended. Also, watch video in Additional file 1. d 4th pereopod probing in female displaying a standing position. e 5th pereopod probing in female displaying a standing position. In (d) and (e), the arrows point to the 4th and 5th pereopod, respectively

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