Biodiversity, host specificity, and dominance by eusocial species among sponge‐dwelling alpheid shrimp on the Belize Barrier Reef

  title={Biodiversity, host specificity, and dominance by eusocial species among sponge‐dwelling alpheid shrimp on the Belize Barrier Reef},
  author={Kenneth S. Macdonald and Rub{\'e}n Rios and J. Emmett Duffy},
  journal={Diversity and Distributions},
Alpheid shrimp represent an abundant and diverse, but poorly characterized, component of the cryptic biodiversity of coral reefs worldwide. Sponge‐inhabiting alpheids provide a promising model system for exploring patterns of cryptic reef biodiversity because their habitats (hosts) are discrete and qualitatively distinct units. We tabulated data from 14 years of collections at Carrie Bow Cay, Belize to quantify patterns of diversity, host specificity, and dominance among sponge‐dwelling shrimp… 

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