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14 July 2020 Novel Epibiont Coral Found on Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic Horseshoe Crab) in Northwestern Florida
Berlynna M. Heres, Rosalyn F. Kilcollins, Claire E. Crowley
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Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic Horseshoe Crab) is host to many epibionts. A spawning Atlantic Horseshoe Crab was observed with a Scleractinia coral growing on its opisthosoma. The coral was identified as Cladocora arbuscula (Tube Coral). This is the first report of a coral species using a horseshoe crab as host.

Berlynna M. Heres, Rosalyn F. Kilcollins, and Claire E. Crowley "Novel Epibiont Coral Found on Limulus polyphemus (Atlantic Horseshoe Crab) in Northwestern Florida," Southeastern Naturalist 19(3), N45-N48, (14 July 2020). https://doi.org/10.1656/058.019.0305
Published: 14 July 2020
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