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Open Access Association between massive Porites and the hidden hermit crab, Calcinus latens (Decapoda, Diogenidae)

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Multi-symbiosis, like that between corals and sipunculid worms, is common in coral reefs. A recent study reported a shift in association, wherein a hermit crab replaces a sipunculid worm. We report moving ball-shaped Porites corals associated with the hermit crab, Calcinus latens, in the seagrass beds of Dongsha Atoll, Taiwan.
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Affiliations: 1: Biodiversity Research Centre, Academia Sinica, Nangang, Taipei 115, Taiwan 2: Center for Research in Water Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University 3: Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering, National Cheng Kung University 4: Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, Taipei 115, Taiwan 5: Department of Life Science, Tunghai University, Taichung 407, Taiwan

Appeared or available online: 27 September 2018

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