Contributions to Zoology, 84 (1) – 2015

Host relations and DNA reveal a cryptic gall crab species (Crustacea: Decapoda: Crypto­chiridae) associated with mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae)

Sancia E.T. van der Meij

Department of Marine Zoology, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, The Netherlands. . E-mail:

Keywords: cryptic species,Fungicola, host specificity,Indo-West Pacific region,Tropical Eastern Pacific region,Scleractinia.