Bivalve species of the mytilid genus Lithophaga, including a new one, are recorded from Indonesian mushroom corals (Scleractinia, Fungiidae). True associations with live hosts including L. laevigata, L. lessepsiana, L. lima, L. punctata spec. nov., and L. simplex, while specimens of L. malaccana and L. mucronata have been found in bore holes in encrusted or dead parts of infested corals.

Bivalvia, Mytilidae, Lithophaga, Scleractinia, Fungiidae, Indonesia, South Sulawesi, endoparasitism
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Kleemann, K, & Hoeksema, B.W. (2002). Lithophaga (Bivalvia, Mytilidae), including a new species, boring into mushroom corals (Scleractinia, Fungiidae) of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Basteria, 66, 11–24.