Wednesday, 27 September 2017

New hermit crab uses live coral as its home


Crab substitutes for marine worm in symbiotic partnership with walking coral

Date:  September 21, 2017
Source:  PLOS

A new hermit crab species can live in a walking coral's cavity in a reciprocal relationship, replacing the usual marine worm partner, according to a study published September 20, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Momoko Igawa and Makoto Kato from Kyoto University, Japan.

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