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Coral-Crab Commensalism in Xanthids

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Title:Coral-Crab Commensalism in Xanthids
Authors:Lamberts, Austin E.
Garth, John S.
Date Issued:Jul 1977
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Lamberts AE, Garth JS. 1977. Coral-crab commensalism in xanthids. Pac Sci 31(3): 245-247.
Abstract:Report of a coral-crab commensalism is described. Xanthid
crabs of the genus Actumnus apparently select pieces of live coral for construction
of a cover they can move from place to place. The crabs protect the
shelter and serve to disseminate the coral locally.
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 31, Number 3, 1977

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