Animal Biology , Vol. 57, No. 3, pp. 315-327 (2007) Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007. Also available online - www.brill.nl/ab Parasitization of the white spotwrist hermit crab, Pagurus criniticornis (Dana, 1852) (Decapoda, Anomura), by the rhizocephalan barnacle Peltogasterella socialis (Müller, 1863) (Cirripedia, Rhizocephala) from southeastern Brazil FABÍOLA C.R. FARIA 1 , 2 , CHRISTOPHER B. BOYKO 3 , FERNANDO L. MANTELATTO 1 , ∗ 1 Laboratory of Bioecology and Crustacean Systematics, Department of Biology, Faculty of Philosophy, Sciences, and Letters of Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP), University of São Paulo (USP), Av. Bandeirantes–3900, CEP 14040-901, Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil 2 Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências: Biologia Comparada–FFCLRP/USP 3 Division of Invertebrate Zoology American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West, 79 th St. New York, NY 10024, USA Abstract —Hermit crabs of the species Pagurus criniticornis (Dana, 1852) parasitized by the poorly known colonial rhizocephalan Peltogasterella socialis (Müller, 1863), were collected in the infralittoral rocky/sandy area of Anchieta Island (São Paulo), Brazil. We report the presence and pattern of occurrence of this rhizocephalan in the P. criniticornis population. The hermit crabs were obtained monthly during 1999 by two people using SCUBA methods. A total of 992 hermit crabs were
Animal Biology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2007
Keywords: PAGURIDAE; PARASITE; BARNACLE; RHIZOCEPHALAN
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