A study of strontium, magnesium, and calcium in the environment and exoskeleton of decapod crustaceans, with special reference to Uca burgersi on barbuda, west Indies
Ziegelhoeffer A.; De Jong J.W.; Ferrari R.; Turi Nagy L.
Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 9(1): 97-110
Analyses of samples from Barbuda, Leeward Islands, show that the strontium/calcium atom ratio of the exoskeleton of the fiddler crab Uca burgersi Holthuis is proportional to that of the environment, whilst the atom ratio magnesium/calcium of the exoskeleton is fairly constant regardless of the environmental ratio.