Who are you? The “anemone shrimp” Periclimenes rathbunae perched on the stony coral Mussa angulosa

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We thank Charles Fransen, Bert Hoeksema, Lena Menzel, and four reviewers for their constructive comments and support letters. Nibo and Milton are thanked for diving and logistical support.


JEGH thanks Idea Wild for providing the necessary funds for two Light & Motion Photo Lights which were used to record this observation.

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The ecological observation and the inception of the first draft of this manuscript was written by Jaaziel E. García-Hernández, while Nikolaos V. Schizas commented on all previous versions of the manuscript and assisted during scuba survey. Both authors read and approved the final manuscript.

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García-Hernández, J.E., Schizas, N.V. Who are you? The “anemone shrimp” Periclimenes rathbunae perched on the stony coral Mussa angulosa. Mar. Biodivers. 51, 25 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-021-01171-2

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