Symbiosis and Parasitism in Crustacea: Diversity and Ecological Studies in Asian Region

Successfully completed !   5 Nov. 2019.

Asian Marine Biology Symposium and Carcinologocal Society of Japan present;


Crustacea is a diverse group of arthropods with the highest species number in marine environment. One of the characteristic features of Crustacea is the high diversity of parasitic and symbiotic groups, such as rhizocephalan barnacles, cymothoid and bopyrid isopods, and pinnotherid crabs. Crustaceans also serve as hosts for ecto-symbiotic invertebrates, such as bivalves and annelids, and endoparasites. Further, crustacean burrows harbor a variety of inquilines, such as crabs, shrimps, bivalves, polychaetes, and fishes. The diversity of the species involved and symbiotic or parasitic interrelationship may vary depending on the environment or biogeographic histories. It is therefore important to bring together researchers studying symbiosis and parasitism in Crustacea in Asian region to better understand the issues and encourage new collaborations.


Yumi Henmi 

 Maizuru Fisheries Research Station, Kyoto University

Gyo Itani 

 Kochi University


Benny K.K. Chan*, Wang, Teng-Wei, Lin, Hsiu-Chin 

 *Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Are coral associated barnacles suspension feeders or they have to derive carbon from their coral hosts?

Meng-Chen Yu*, Yue Him Wong, Gregory A. Kolbasov, Hsing-Ju Chen, Naohisa Wada, Sen-Lin Tang , Benny K.K. Chan 

 *National Sun Yat-sen University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan 

Windows for animals: understanding the functions of the unique window structure in the shell of sponge-inhabiting barnacles

Niklas Dreyer*, Jørgen Olesen, Ferran Palero, Mark Grygier, Ryuji Machida, Benny KK Chan 

 *Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 

The biology and lifecycle of enigmatic crustacean y-larvae

Sungtae Kim*, Chae-Lin Lee, Jae-Sang Hong

Inha University, Korea

The effect of the isopod parasite, Gyge ovalis on the mud shrimp, Upogebia major in the west coast of Korea

Chae-Lin Lee, Sungtae Kim, Cheol Yoo, Jae-Sang Hong (Poster session)

  Inha University, Korea

On some population characteristics of the parasiticbopyrid isopod Gyge ovalis (Shiino, 1939) in themud shrimp Upogebia major (de Haan) in Jugyotidal flat, west coast of Korea

Prof. Jae-Sang Hong

Inha University, Korea

Yumi Henmi*, Gyo Itani

  *Kyoto University, Japan

Symbiotic relationships between crustaceans and fishes revealed through aquarium observations and experiments

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Ryutaro Goto 

  Kyoto University, Japan 

Diversity of bivalves symbiotic with crustaceans

Mayumi Imazu and Akira Asakura

   Kyoto University, Japan 

Species composition and seasonal abundance of ectoparasitic crustaceans on intertidal hermit crabs in Pacific rocky shore of Japan.

Yumi Henmi and Gyo Itani*(Poster session)

   *Kochi University, Japan

Morphological characteristics of an undescribed species of gaeticine crab (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) clinging to mud shrimp abdomen from Japan

Gyo Itani

Kochi University, Japan

Overviews and comments

From left to right.  Prof. Hiroaki Tsutsumi (Chair, AMBS III; President, Japanese Association of Benthology).  Prof. Ichiro Imai (Awardee, AMBS Award; Past President, Plankton Society of Japan).  Prof. Jae-Sang Hong (Chair, AMBS II; Awardee, AMBS Award), Akira Asakura (President, Carcinological Society of Japan)

© 2019 Carcinological Society of Japan. Designed by Akira Asakura (Seto Mab Biol Lab, Kyoto Univ)
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