Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK



SHORT COMMUNICATION

A note on a hitherto unreported association between Photis longicaudata (Crustacea: Amphipoda) and Cerianthus lloydii (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia)


P.G.  Moore a1 and K.S.  Cameron a1
a1 University Marine Biological Station Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland, KA28 0EG

Abstract

A hitherto unreported association between the isaeid amphipod Photis longicaudata and the hexacorallian Cerianthus lloydii is described and illustrated from material collected near Millport, Clyde Sea area. By building their tubes around the outside rim of the anemones' tubes, this amphipod presumably gains proximity protection from predators.