Symbiosis between the pea crab Dissodactylus primitivus and its echinoid host Meoma ventricosa: potential consequences for the crab mating system

@article{Bruyn2009SymbiosisBT,
  title={Symbiosis between the pea crab Dissodactylus primitivus and its echinoid host Meoma ventricosa: potential consequences for the crab mating system},
  author={Colin De Bruyn and Thierry Rigaud and Bruno O. David and Chantal De Ridder},
  journal={Marine Ecology Progress Series},
  year={2009},
  volume={375},
  pages={173-183}
}
In many symbioses involving marine crustaceans the nature of the relationships and the population biology remain overlooked, obscuring the understanding of their ecology and evolution. The association between the pea crab Dissodactylus primitivus and the irregular sea urchin Meoma ventricosa was investigated in the Caribbean Sea. The work tested the predictions provided by an evolutionary model, in which host-switching behaviour and polygynandry are expected for the mat- ing system of D… 

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