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Article Title

Observations on Two Species of Hyperiid Amphipods Associated with the Ctenophore Pleurobrachia bachei

Volume

74

Issue

1

First Page

10

Last Page

15

Abstract

Two species of hyperiid amphipods {Hyperoche mediisanim and H. inedi- terranea) were found in symbiotic associations with the ctenophore Pleuiobrachia bachei. H. meditermnea has not previously been reported from this ctenophore. Adult amphipods were most frequently encountered on the exterior of the host, or forming excavations in the surface. Immatures were most abundant within the mesoglea of the ctenophore. Behavioral observations on living specimens are discussed and related to the method of entrance into the host by the amphipods.