Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 779–780 | Cite as

A hermit crab living in association with a mobile scleractinian coral, Heteropsammia cochlea



Human Activity Great Depth Evolutionary Perspective Unique Position Land Reclamation 



The author thanks Sadao Yokoyama (Setouchi Marine Biological Institute), Toshihiko Yonezawa (Kagoshima Environmental Research and Service), Daisuke Uyeno (Kagoshima University), James D. Reimer, Ryuta Yoshida (University of the Ryukyus), Tomoyuki Komai (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba), three anonymous reviewers, and the “Establishment of Research and Education Network on Biodiversity and its Conservation in the Satsunan Islands” project of Kagoshima University adopted by the Ministry of Education.


  1. Arrigoni R, Kitano YF, Stolarski J, Hoeksema BW, Fukami H, Stefani F, Galli P, Montano S, Castoldi E, Benzoni F (2014) A phylogeny reconstruction of the Dendrophylliidae (Cnidaria, Scleractinia) based on molecular and micromorphological criteria, and its ecological implications. Zool Scr 43:661–688. doi: 10.1111/zsc.12072 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Cairns SD (2004) The azooxanthellate Scleractinia (Coelenterata: Anthozoa) of Australia. Rec Aust Mus 56:259–329. doi: 10.3853/j.0067-1975.56.2004.1434 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Goreau TG, Yonge CM (1968) Coral community on muddy sand. Nature 217:421–423. doi: 10.1038/217421a0 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Hoeksema BW, Best MB (1991) New observations on scleractinian corals from Indonesia: 2. Sipunculan-associated species belonging to the genera Heterocyathus and Heteropsammia. Zool Med Leiden 65:221–245Google Scholar
  5. Hoeksema BW, Matthews JL (2015) Partial bleaching in an assemblage of small apozooxanthellate corals of the genera Heteropsammia and Heterocyathus. Coral Reefs 34:1227. doi: 10.1007/s00338-015-1314-y CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Yonge CM (1975) A note on mutualism between sipunculans and scleractinian corals. In: Rice ME, Todorović M (eds) Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biology of the Sipuncula and Echiura, Kotor, Yogoslavia, June 18–25, 1970. Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”, Belgrade, and National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., pp 305–311Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for the Pacific Islands Amami StationKagoshima UniversityAmamiJapan

Personalised recommendations