Symbiosis of sea anemones and hermit crabs: different resource utilization patterns in the Aegean Sea

Abstract

The small-scale distribution and resource utilization patterns of hermit crabs living in symbiosis with sea anemones were investigated in the Aegean Sea. Four hermit crab species, occupying shells of nine gastropod species, were found in symbiosis with the sea anemone Calliactis parasitica. Shell resource utilization patterns varied among hermit crabs, with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10152-011-0279-7

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