Symbioses
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Research study 1
 

photograph of brittle star Amphiodia urtica courtesy Bill Austin, Khoyotan Marine Laboratory, Victoria, BCBrittle stars Amphiodia urtica in Santa Monica Bay, California host a gut-inhabiting parasitic coppod Caribeopsyllus amphiodiae. No aspects of its biology are known.  Ho et al. 2003 J Crust Biol 23: 582. Photo of A. urtica courtesy Bill Austin, Khoyotan Marine Laboratory, Victoria.

NOTE  the authors have named this previously undescribed copepod species after the genus name of its host

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