Space partitioning by symbiotic shrimp species cohabitating in the mushroom coral Heliofungia actiniformis at Semporna, eastern Sabah

  title={Space partitioning by symbiotic shrimp species cohabitating in the mushroom coral Heliofungia actiniformis at Semporna, eastern Sabah},
  author={Bert W. Hoeksema and Charles H.J.M. Fransen},
  journal={Coral Reefs},
Many pontoniine shrimps are known as symbionts of anthozoans, such as scleractinian corals and sea anemones (Fransen 1989). So far, six shrimp species have been recorded from the solitary, free-living mushroom coral Heliofungia actiniformis (Quoy and Gaimard 1833), a coral resembling a sea anemone with long tentacles (De Grave 1998). During the Semporna Marine Ecological Expedition (SMEE2010), eastern Sabah (Malaysia), six shrimp species were observed in association with H. actiniformis… 

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