Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Functional Morphology and Diversity$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Les Watling and Martin Thiel

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780195398038

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 29 March 2020

Appendage Diversity and Modes of Locomotion

Appendage Diversity and Modes of Locomotion

Walking

Chapter:
(p.261) 9 Appendage Diversity and Modes of Locomotion
Source:
Functional Morphology and Diversity
Author(s):

Jim Belanger

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398038.003.0009

Crustaceans display a dazzling array of limb morphologies. In this review, I address this diversity from a functional perspective, by linking structure to behavioral demands. A general description of crustacean limb anatomy is provided, followed by a discussion of how the physical requirements of legged locomotion may have affected this. Factors considered include the dynamics of pedestrian locomotion, effects of animal size and speed, the differing demands of walking on land versus underwater, and the constraints of an exoskeleton. Patterns of limb coordination, along with the mechanisms producing these, are also briefly reviewed. Finally, the use of energy-conserving mechanisms such as tendon springs is considered.

Keywords:   crustaceans, Crustacea, limb morphology, limb anatomy, locomotion, limb coordination, tendon springs

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .