Some hydroids are known to form strict relationships with anthozoans. In this study we report the first evidence of the association between Pteroclava krempfi (Hydrozoa: Capitata: Cladocorynidae) and octocorals of the alcyonacean genera Sarcophyton, Lobophytum and Sinularia observed in the Republic of Maldives and in the Red Sea. Our observations contribute to an expansion of both the recorded host-range and geographical distribution of this symbiosis, indicating that the association between hydroids and alcyonaceans is more widespread than previously known.

Seveso, D., Montano, S., Pica, D., Maggioni, D., Galli, P., Allevi, V., et al. (2016). Pteroclava krempfi-octocoral symbiosis: new information from the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, 46(2), 483-487 [10.1007/s12526-015-0368-y].

Pteroclava krempfi-octocoral symbiosis: new information from the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

Seveso, D
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Montano, S
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Maggioni, D;Galli, P;
2016

Abstract

Some hydroids are known to form strict relationships with anthozoans. In this study we report the first evidence of the association between Pteroclava krempfi (Hydrozoa: Capitata: Cladocorynidae) and octocorals of the alcyonacean genera Sarcophyton, Lobophytum and Sinularia observed in the Republic of Maldives and in the Red Sea. Our observations contribute to an expansion of both the recorded host-range and geographical distribution of this symbiosis, indicating that the association between hydroids and alcyonaceans is more widespread than previously known.
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Alcyonacea; Anthozoa; Association; Capitata; Hydrozoa; Octocorallia; Soft corals;
Alcyonacea; Anthozoa; Association; Capitata; Hydrozoa; Octocorallia; Soft corals; Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics; Aquatic Science; Oceanography
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Seveso, D., Montano, S., Pica, D., Maggioni, D., Galli, P., Allevi, V., et al. (2016). Pteroclava krempfi-octocoral symbiosis: new information from the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea. MARINE BIODIVERSITY, 46(2), 483-487 [10.1007/s12526-015-0368-y].
Seveso, D; Montano, S; Pica, D; Maggioni, D; Galli, P; Allevi, V; Bastari, A; Puce, S
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