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Later, Stimpson (1860) reported the presence, also in a tridacnid, of 2. Shrimps and Prawns of Coral Reefs 39 Fig. 1. Coralliocaris graminea (Dana), male; Mazizini, Zanzibar. Pontonia maculata, SL species of uncertain identity but probably synonymous with Anchistus miersi (De Man). He also confirmed the occurrence of Coralliocaris superba and Coralliocaris graminea in corals and recorded the presence of Coralliocaris lamellirostris and Harpilius depressus [now Jocaste lucina (Nobili) and Harpiliopsis depressus (Stimpson) respectively] in other corals.
The siphons never extend outside the living coral but instead open into the host coelenteron. The contents of the Fungia coelenteron and the Fungiacava gut are similar, consisting of mucus, particulate matter collected by the coral, and zooxanthellae, nematocysts, and cell debris extruded by the mesenterial filaments, although the bivalve also feeds on phytoplankton drawn into the coelenteron (Goreau et ah, 1970). Reef sediment is continually being suspended and redeposited. Living corals receive their share of this material and thus sediment is a likely food source for coral symbionts.
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