Ecological note on Troglocarcinus corallicola (Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) living in symbiosis with Manicina areolata (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) in the Mexican Caribbean

@article{CarricartGanivet2004EcologicalNO,
  title={Ecological note on Troglocarcinus corallicola (Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) living in symbiosis with Manicina areolata (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) in the Mexican Caribbean},
  author={Juan P. Carricart-Ganivet and Luis Fernando Carrera-Parra and Lizette I. Quan-Young and Mar{\'i}a del Socorro Garc{\'i}a-Madrigal},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={215-217}
}
Coral reefs are considered the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the planet (Levinton 1982). Symbiotic interactions between phylogenetically unrelated organisms play a very important role in coral reef ecology (Carrera-Parra and Vargas-Hernández 1997), and stony corals host many organisms that live on their surface or within their skeletons (Abelson et al. 1991). Crabs are commonly associated with corals and may be totally dependent on coral for protection against predators, or as a… CONTINUE READING