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Coral Community on Muddy Sand

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Heteropsammia michelinii, a free-living and free-moving scleractinian coral found in the Australian Great Barrier Reef, has a symbiotic association with a sipunculid worm, Aspidosiphon corallicola. The worm lives in a cavity on the under surface of the coral and it pulls the coral over the muddy surface of the sand.

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GOREAU, T., YONGE, C. Coral Community on Muddy Sand. Nature 217, 421–423 (1968). https://doi.org/10.1038/217421a0

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