Endosymbiotic copepods may feed on zooxanthellae from their coral host, Pocillopora damicornis

@article{Cheng2009EndosymbioticCM,
  title={Endosymbiotic copepods may feed on zooxanthellae from their coral host, Pocillopora damicornis},
  author={Y.-R. Cheng and C. Dai},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
  year={2009},
  volume={29},
  pages={13-18}
}
The Xarifiidae is one of the most common families of endosymbiotic copepods that live in close association with scleractinian corals. Previous studies on xarifiids primarily focused on their taxonomy and morphology, while their influence on corals is still unknown. In this study, we collected a total of 1,579 individuals belonging to 6 species of xarifiids from 360 colonies of Pocillopora damicornis at Nanwan Bay, southern Taiwan from July 2007 to May 2008. Furthermore, using optical and… Expand

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