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

Abstract

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… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-012-0893-0

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