Ranges of obligate coral-dwelling crabs extend northward as their hosts move north

  title={Ranges of obligate coral-dwelling crabs extend northward as their hosts move north},
  author={Hiroya Yamano and Kaoru Sugihara and K. Goto and Takahiro Kazama and Kiyoko Yokoyama and Junji Okuno},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Recent sea-surface temperature warming may allow poleward range expansions of warm-water coral species into temperate areas. In Japan, Acropora solitaryensis Veron and Wallace, 1984 showed a poleward range expansion to Tateyama, on the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula (34°59¢N and 139°47¢E), based on the historical occurrence records and recent surveys (Yamano et al. 2011). The Boso Peninsula is located downstream of the Kuroshio warm current and is the northernmost known coral community in… 

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Sugihara National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa
  • Sugihara National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa
Yokoyama The Oceanic Wildlife Society, 302 Stork-Zoshigaya, 3-11-2 Zoshigaya, Toshima, Tokyo 171-0032
  • Japan J. Okuno Coastal Branch of Natural History Museum and Institute