Marine Biodiversity

, Volume 46, Issue 1, pp 15–16 | Cite as

Christmas tree worms evade smothering by a coral-killing sponge in the Red Sea

  • B. W. Hoeksema
  • H. A. ten Hove
  • M. L. Berumen
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© Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. W. Hoeksema
    • 1
  • H. A. ten Hove
    • 1
  • M. L. Berumen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Marine ZoologyNaturalis Biodiversity CenterLeidenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Red Sea Research CenterKing Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyThuwalKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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