The mytilid bivalve Fungiacava eilatensis Goreau, Goreau, Neumann & Yonge, 1968, previously mistakenly referred to as F. eilatensis Soot-Ryen, 1969, is reported for the first time from Indonesia. It lives as an obligate endosymbiont of mushroom corals, particulary Fungia spp., reef-dwelling corals restricted to the tropical Indo-Pacific. Notes are given on its association with different host species, its habitat, its biogeography, and its possible competition with endosymbiotic gastropods belonging to the genus Leptoconchus (Coralliophilidae).

Bivalvia, Mytilidae, Fungiacava, Lithophaga, Gastropoda, Prosobranchia, Coralliophilidae, Leptoconchus, endosymbiosis, host species, Anthozoa, Scleractinia, Fungiidae, Fungia, ecology, biogeography, Indonesia
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Hoeksema, B.W, & Achituv, Y. (1993). First Indonesian record of Fungiacava eilatensis Goreau et al., 1968 (Bivalvia: Mytilidae), endosymbiont of Fungia spp. (Scleractinia: Fungiidae). Basteria, 75, 131–138.