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Host relations and DNA reveal a cryptic gall crab species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Cryptochiridae) associated with mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae)

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Mushroom corals of the Indo-West Pacific Fungiidae (Scleractinia) provide habitats for a rich associated fauna, including three species of gall crabs (Cryptochiridae). During the course of the present study gall crabs were sampled from many different fungiid hosts. Based on this ‘reversed’ approach - by studying coral symbionts from a host perspective - a previously unnoticed host specificity pattern was detected. The sampling of gall crab fauna per host coral combined with molecular analyses...

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Peer reviewed
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Academic Services, Natural History Museum
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Naturalis Biodiversity Center Publisher's website
Journal:
Contributions to Zoology Journal website
Volume:
84
Issue:
1
Pages:
39-57
Publication date:
2015-02-05
ISSN:
1383-4517
URN:
uuid:5e380b78-a94a-4440-b893-814caea55204
Source identifiers:
560172
Local pid:
pubs:560172

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