Sexual behavior in Shrimp:

Bauer, R. T., and M. Thiel, 2011. First description of a pure-search mating system and protandry in the shrimp Rhynchocinetes uritai (decapoda: caridea). J. Crust. Biol. 31(2): 286-295.



Thiel, M., S.T.C. Chak & C. P. Dumont .2010. Male Morphotypes and Mating Behavior of the Dancing Shrimp Rhynchocinetes brucei (Decapoda: Caridea). Journal of Crustacean Biology 2010 30 (4), 580-588.



Espinoza-Fuenzalida NL, Thiel M, Dupre E & JA Baeza. 2008. Is Hippolyte williamsi gonochoric or hermaphroditic? A multi-approach study and a review of sexual systems in Hippolyte shrimps. Mar. Biol. 155: 623–635.


Dennenmoser S & M Thiel. 2008. Effects of Social Structure on the Behaviour and Performance of Alternative Reproductive Phenotypes in Male Rock Shrimp, Rhynchocinetes typus. Ethology 114: 327–339.


Dennenmoser S. & M. Thiel. 2007. Competition for food and mates by dominant and subordinate male rock shrimp, Rhynchocinetes typus. Behaviour 144: 33-59.


Gallardo-Escárate C, Goldstein-Vasquez J. & M. Thiel. 2007.Individual Identification of Decapod Crustaceans I: color patterns in Rock Shrimp (Rhynchocinetes typus). Journal of Crustacean Biology 27(3): 393-398.



van Son T. C. & M. Thiel. 2006. Mating behaviour of male rock shrimp, Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridea): effect of recent mating history and predation risk. Anim. Behav. 71: 61-70.

Thiel, M. & C. Correa, 2004. Female rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus mate in rapid succession up a male dominance hierarchy. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 57:62-68.


Díaz, E. & M. Thiel, 2004. Chemical and Visual Communication During Mate Searching in Rock Shrimp. Biol. Bull. 206: 134–143.

Thiel, M. & I. Hinojosa. 2003. Mating behavior of female rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda:caridea) — indication for convenience polyandry and cryptic female choice. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 55: 113–121.

Díaz, E. & M. Thiel, 2003. Female rock shrimp prefer dominant males. J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK 83: 941-942.

Correa, C. & M. Thiel, 2003. Population structure and operational sex ratio in the rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus(Decapoda: Caridea).J. Crust. Biol. 23(4): 849–861.

Correa, C. & M. Thiel, 2003. Mating systems in caridean shrimp (Decapoda: Caridea) and their evolutionary consequences for sexual dimorphism and reproductive biology. Rev. Chil. Hist. Nat. 76: 187-203.

Hinojosa, I. & M. Thiel, 2003. Somatic and gametic resources in male rock shrimp, Rhynchocinetes typus: effect of mating potential and ontogenetic male stage. Anim. Behav. 65: 449-458.

Correa, C., Baeza, J.A., Hinojosa, I. & M. Thiel, 2003. Male dominance hierarchy and mating tactics in the rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridea). J. Crust. Biol. 23: 33-45.

Correa, C., J.A. Baeza, E. Dupré, I.A. Hinojosa & M. Thiel, 2000 . Mating behavior and fertilization success of three ontogenetic stages of male rock shrimp Rhynchocinetes typus (Decapoda: Caridea). J. Crust. Biol. 20: 628-640.

Host-utilization and reproductive biology of symbiotic crustaceans: 

Thiel M, A. Zander, N. Valdivia, J. A. Baeza & C Rueffler, 2003. Host fidelity of a symbiotic porcellanid crab: the importance of host characteristics. J. Zool., Lond. 261: 353–362.


Baeza, J.A. & M. Thiel, 2003. Predicting territorial behavior in symbiotic crabs using host characteristics: a comparative study and proposal of a model. Mar. Biol. 142: 93-100.


Baeza, J.A., Stotz, W., & M. Thiel, 2002. Agonistic behaviour and development of territoriality during ontogeny of the sea anemone dwelling crab Allopetrolisthes spinifrons (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Decapoda: Anomura: Porcellanidae). Mar. Freshw. Behav. Physiol. 35: 189-202.

Thiel, M., Zander, A. & J.A. Baeza, 2003. Movements of the symbiotic crab Liopetrolisthes mitra between hosts, black sea urchins Tetrapygus niger . Bull. Mar. Sci. 72: 89-101.


Thiel, M., 2002. Reproductive biology of a small isopod symbiont living on a large isopod host - from the maternal marsupium into the grip of guarding males. Mar. Biol. 141: 175-183.


Boltaña, S. & M. Thiel, 2001. Associations between two species of snapping shrimp, Alpheus inca and Alpheopsis chilensis (Decapoda: Caridea: Alpheidae). J. mar. biol. Ass. UK. 81: 633-638.

Thiel, M. & J.A. Baeza, 2001. Factors affecting the behavioural ecology of crustaceans living symbiotically with other marine invertebrates: a modelling approach. Symbiosis 30: 163-190.

Baeza, J.A., W. Stotz & M. Thiel, 2001. Life history of Allopetrolisthes spinifrons, a crab associate of the sea anemone Phymactis clematis. J. mar. biol. Ass. UK . 81: 69-76.

Baeza, J.A. & M. Thiel, 2000. Host use pattern and life history of Liopetrolisthes mitra (Dana, 1852), an associate of the black sea urchin Tetrapygus niger (Molina). J. mar. biol. Ass. UK . 80: 639-645.

Thiel, M., 2000. Population and reproductive biology of two sibling amphipod species from ascidians and sponges. Marine Biology 137: 661-674.

Extended parental care behavior of crustaceans: 

Thiel, M. 2011. The evolution of sociality: peracarid crustaceans as model organisms. In Asakura, A. (editor), New Frontiers in Crustacean Biology. Proceedings of the TCS Summer Meeting, Tokyo , 20-24 September 2009. Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden , The Netherlands , 285-297.


Thiel, M., 2003. Extended parental care in crustaceans - an update. Rev. Chil. Hist. Nat. 76: 205-218.

Thiel, M., 2003. Reproductive biology of Limnoria chilensis: another boring peracarid species with extended parental care. J. Nat. Hist. 37: 1713-1726.

Thiel, M., 2001. Parental care behavior in the wood-boring isopod Sphaeroma terebrans Bate, 1866. Crustacean Issues 13: 267-276.

Thiel, M., 2000. Juvenile Sphaeroma quadridentatum invading female-offspring groups of Sphaeroma terebrans. J. Nat. Hist. 34: 737-746.


Thiel, M., 2000. Extended parental care behavior in crustaceans - a comparative overview. Crustacean Issues, 12 : 211-226.


Thiel, M., 1999. Reproductive biology of a wood-boring isopod (Sphaeroma terebrans) with extended parental care. Marine Biology 135: 321-333.


Thiel, M., 1999. Extended parental care in marine amphipods. II. Maternal protection of juveniles from predation. J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol. 234: 235-253


Thiel, M., 1999. Host-use and population demographics of the ascidian-dwelling amphipod Leucothoe spinicarpa - indication for extended parental care and advanced social behaviour. J. Nat. Hist. 33: 193-206.


Thiel, M., 1999. Duration of extended parental care in marine amphipods. J. Crust. Biol. 19: 60-71.


Thiel, M., 1998. Population biology of Dyopedos monacanthus (Crustacea: Amphipoda) on estuarine soft-bottoms - the importance of extended parental care and pelagic movements. Mar. Biol. 132: 209-221.


Thiel, M., 1998. Reproductive biology of a deposit-feeding amphipod, Casco bigelowi, with extended parental care. Mar. Biol. 132: 107-116.


Thiel, M., 1998. Extended parental care in marine amphipods. I. Juvenile survival without parents. J. exp. mar. Biol. Ecol. 227: 187-201.


Thiel, M., 1997. Reproductive biology of a filter-feeding amphipod, Leptocheirus pinguis, with extended parental care. Mar. Biol. 130: 249-258.


Thiel, M., 1997. Epibenthic predation on marine soft-bottoms - being small and how to get away with it. 31st European Marine Biology Symposium, St. Petersburg , Russia . Hydrobiologia 355: 11-19.


Thiel, M., 1997. Reproductive biology of an epibenthic amphipod (Dyopedos monacanthus) with extended parental care. J. mar. biol. Ass. UK. 77: 1059-1072.


Thiel, M., 1997. Another caprellid amphipod with extended parental care - Aeginina longicornis. J. Crust. Biol. 17: 275-278.


Thiel, M., Sampson, S. & L. Watling, 1997. Extended parental care in two endobenthic amphipods. J. Nat. Hist. 31: 713-725.


Thiel, M., 1997. Extended parental care in a high food environment - 'Babies don't go in the mud'. In Hawkins L.E. & S. Hutchinson with Jensen A.C., Williams J.A. & M. Sheader (eds.): The responses of marine organisms to their environment. University of Southampton , UK : 163-170.