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First record of coral-associated Zanclea (Hydrozoa, Zancleidae) from the Red Sea
Montano, S.; Galli, P.; Maggioni, D.; Seveso, D.; Puce, S. (2014). First record of coral-associated Zanclea (Hydrozoa, Zancleidae) from the Red Sea. Mar. Biodiv. 44(4): 581-584.
In: Marine Biodiversity. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 1867-1616; e-ISSN 1867-1624, more
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    Geographic distribution
    Interspecific relationships > Symbiosis
    Hydrozoa [WoRMS]; Scleractinia [WoRMS]
Author keywords
    Hydroid; Reef corals; Host range

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  • Montano, S.
  • Galli, P.
  • Maggioni, D.
  • Seveso, D.
  • Puce, S.

    Although corals are known to host a variety of marine organisms, to date few benthic hydrozoans have been observed to be associated with anthozoans. However, three species belonging to the genus Zanclea have recently been discovered that inhabit reef-building scleractinians. Here we report the first evidence of such Zanclea-coral associations from the Red Sea, extending their known geographical distributions and host range.

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