Effects of anemonefish on giant sea anemones: expansion behavior, growth, and survival

@article{Porat2004EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of anemonefish on giant sea anemones: expansion behavior, growth, and survival},
  author={D. Porat and N. Chadwick-Furman},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={530-531},
  pages={513-520}
}
The symbiosis between giant sea anemones and anemonefish on coral reefs is well known, but little information exists on impacts of this interaction on the sea anemone host. On a coral reef at Eilat, northern Red Sea, individuals of the sea anemone Entacmaea quadricolor that possessed endemic anemonefish Amphiprion bicinctus expanded their tentacles significantly more frequently than did those lacking anemonefish. When anemonefish were experimentally removed, sea anemone hosts contracted… Expand

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