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.
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Vol. 19 • No. 3