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The occurrence of the semi-terrestrial shrimp Merguia oligodon (De Man, 1888) in Neosarmatium smithi H. Milne Edwards, 1853 burrows in Kenyan mangroves
Gillikin, D.P.; De Grave, S.; Tack, J.F. (2001). The occurrence of the semi-terrestrial shrimp Merguia oligodon (De Man, 1888) in Neosarmatium smithi H. Milne Edwards, 1853 burrows in Kenyan mangroves. Crustaceana 74: 505-507. dx.doi.org/10.1163/156854001750243081
In: Crustaceana. Brill Academic Publishers: Leiden; Köln; New York; Boston. ISSN 0011-216X, more
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    Merguia oligodon

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  • Gillikin, D.P., more
  • De Grave, S.
  • Tack, J.F., more

Abstract
    This brief note reports, for the first time, the occurrence of M. oligodon in crab burrows and proposes possible benefits and consequences of this behaviour. Although over recent years numerous non-burrowing species of Alpheidae have been reported from burrows constructed or inhabited by other decapod species (see De Grave & Anker, in press), the present record concerns the first species of Hippolytidae that has been found to take part in such an association.

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