S.No Category BS male MS male SM male
1 Body size Large Medium Small
2 Relative claw length (cm) 16-17.5 11.5-13 4-5
3 Mobility Mainly resting
and self-grooming
Mainly resting
and self-grooming
Mainly exploring
4 Agonistic competition Aggressive
and dominant
and subdominant
5 Courtship Protecting
and grooming
Never observed courting Never observed courting
6 Copulatory attempts Must turn over Must turn over Sneaking while turning itself underneath
Table 1: Qualitative comparison of physical and behavioral characteristics of the three male morphotypes of M. idella idella.
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