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Shell occupation and ectosymbionts of two hermit crab species in the South Atlantic: a comparative analysis

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Ribeiro, Felipe Bezerra ; Matthews-Cascon, Helena ; Mantelatto, Fernando Luis ; Arruda Bezerra, Luis Ernesto
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; v. 96, n. 7, p. 1535-1545, NOV 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 4

This study characterized shell occupation by two species of hermit crabs and analysed the occurrence of ectosymbionts on their shells, in a comparative way. The hermit crabs Clibanarius antillensis and Calcinus tibicen were selected for this comparative study because of their abundance and wide distributions. Specimens were collected manually during spring low tides every 2 months, from February 2011 to January 2012 in north-eastern Brazil (03 degrees S), and in south-eastern Brazil (23 degrees S). The populations showed different patterns of shell occupation and ectosymbiont coverage. The plasticity of these ecological traits is discussed in a broad context and possibly correlated to habitat differences. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50188-8 - Decapod crustaceans: multi-disciplinary characterization of the sea biodiversity of the State of São Paulo (taxonomy, spermiotaxonomy, molecular biology and population dynamics)
Grantee:Fernando Luis Medina Mantelatto
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants