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1 November 2009 Observations on an Association Between the Dexaminid Amphipod Polycheria antarctica f. acanthopoda and Its Ascidian Host Distaplia cylindrica
James B. McClintock, Margaret O. Amsler, Gil Koplovitz, Charles D. Amsler, Bill J. Baker
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Abstract

The Antarctic circumpolar ascidian Distaplia cylindrica harbors individuals of the amphipod Polycheria antarctica form acanthopoda that live in domiciles excavated by the amphipod. There was no evidence this amphipod consumed its host ascidian tissues. This burrowing association with D. cylindrica may provide an important structural or chemical refuge from prospective fish predators.

James B. McClintock, Margaret O. Amsler, Gil Koplovitz, Charles D. Amsler, and Bill J. Baker "Observations on an Association Between the Dexaminid Amphipod Polycheria antarctica f. acanthopoda and Its Ascidian Host Distaplia cylindrica," Journal of Crustacean Biology 29(4), 605-608, (1 November 2009). https://doi.org/10.1651/09-3146.1
Received: 29 January 2009; Accepted: 1 March 2009; Published: 1 November 2009
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