The Association of Two Gall Crabs (Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) with the Reef-building Coral Siderastrea stellata Verrill, 1868

@article{Johnsson2005TheAO,
  title={The Association of Two Gall Crabs (Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) with the Reef-building Coral Siderastrea stellata Verrill, 1868},
  author={R. M. Formiga Johnsson and Elizabeth de Sousa Neves and Gl{\'a}ucio Mendes Franco and F{\'a}bio Lang da Silveira},
  journal={Hydrobiologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={559},
  pages={379-384}
}
The family Cryptochiridae includes a small group of cryptic crabs that inhabit cavities in scleractinian corals. They are represented in Brazil by two species. Troglocarcinus corallicola, found from Maranhão to Bahia states and that occurs in many species of the coral families Mussidae, Faviidae, Caryophillidae and Siderastreidae. Opecarcinus hypostegus, reported from the state of Pernambuco, is mainly associated with Agaricia fragilis. The range of O. hypostegus is extended to Rio Grande do… CONTINUE READING