How Lobsters, Crayfishes, and Crabs Locate Sources of Odor: Current Perspectives and Future Directions

Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2002 Dec;12(6):721-7. doi: 10.1016/s0959-4388(02)00388-4.


Olfactory orientation poses many challenges for crustaceans in marine environments. Recent behavioral experiments lead to a new understanding of the role of multiple sensory appendages, whereas application of non-invasive chemical visualization techniques and biomimetic robotics have allowed researchers to correlate the stimulus environment with behavior and to directly test proposed orientation mechanisms in decapod crustaceans.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / physiology
  • Decapoda*
  • Environment
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
  • Odorants*
  • Orientation / physiology*
  • Perception / physiology
  • Robotics / trends
  • Smell / physiology*
  • Space Perception / physiology