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- Capistrán‐Barradas, Ascención; Moreno‐Casasola, Patricia; Defeo, Omar
- Biotropica 2006 v.38 no.2 pp. 203-209
- age of soil; topography; coastal forests; crabs; seed predation; vegetation cover; environmental factors; foraging; seed dispersal; Mexico
- ... In the coastal semideciduous forest of La Mancha, Veracruz (Mexico), we evaluated the removal of fallen fruits and seeds of different species by the land crab Gecarcinus lateralis under different environmental conditions (age soil of forest stand, topography, and cover). Crabs removed 67 percent of the propagules in the experiments (3106 of a total of 4608), and seeds were removed in greater quant ...