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The North-American amphipods, Melita nitida Smith, 1873 and Incisocalliope aestuarius (Watling and Maurer, 1973) (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Gammaridea), introduced to the Western Scheldt estuary (The
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Theory that the existence of many empty niches in north-western Europeanbrackish waters make this environment particularly susceptible to invasions ofalien species is corroborated and the application of hard substrates in a region originally predominated by soft bottoms moreover facilitates the introduction ofexotic species.
Benthic biodiversity on old platforms, young wind farms, and rocky reefs
The introduction of artificial hard substrates in an area dominated by a sandy seabed increases habitat available to epifouling organisms. To investigate this, samples were taken on old offshore
Extension of the Recorded Host Range of Caribbean Christmas Tree Worms (Spirobranchus spp.) with Two Scleractinians, a Zoantharian, and an Ascidian
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Caribbean Christmas tree worms are considered host generalists in their associations with anthozoan (Scleractinia) and hydrozoan (Millepora) stony corals.
The scleractinian Agaricia undata as a new host for the coral-gall crab Opecarcinus hypostegus at Bonaire, southern Caribbean
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The association between Caribbean agariciids and their gall-crab symbionts may either have originated early in their shared evolutionary history or later as a result of host range expansion, particularly in the Caribbean, where cryptochirids have rarely been studied.
Nocturnal Predation of Christmas Tree Worms by a Batwing Coral Crab at Bonaire (Southern Caribbean)
Christmas tree worms (Serpulidae: Spirobranchus) occur in shallow parts of coral reefs, where they live as associates of a large number of stony coral species [...]
First records of the sponge crab Dromia personata (Brachyura) in the Netherlands and its historical findings in the North Sea
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The distribution pattern, and the possible migration of the sponge crab in relation to environmental conditions such as seawater temperature are discussed, as well as the crab’s use of the non-native sponge Celtodoryx ciocalyptoides.