Communication and coexistence in a coral community

Lassig B.R. (1977) Communication and coexistence in a coral community. Marine Biology, 42 1: 85-92. doi:10.1007/BF00392016

Author Lassig B.R.
Title Communication and coexistence in a coral community
Journal name Marine Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0025-3162
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00392016
Volume 42
Issue 1
Start page 85
End page 92
Total pages 8
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Abstract A large number of biotic relationships among dissimilar organisms is characteristic of tropical coral reefs. Such relationships involve at least four of the 16 species associated with the coral Pocillopora damicornis (L.) at Heron Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Behavioural interactions among the most conspicuous resident species (2 fish, 1 crab and 1 shrimp) were studied in the field under natural and experimental conditions. The inhabitants have the potential to harass, capture and eat, or exclude one another from the coral habitat but a system of signals among the residents facilitates coexistence and maintains the integrity of the community. The signals include contact and shivering movements by the fish which apparently inform the crustaceans of the fish's resident status.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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