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Commensal Relationships of Pearlfish
Shelter is something very important for many animals. All animals need to rest in a way which minimizes their risk of injury. A group of marine fishes known as "Pearlfish" have found a novel solution to this problem. Though it is not a solution everyone would be comfortable with here is a video of a pearlfish and its "deluxe accommodations.
Find out more information about pearlfish here
If you need help scratching a mental itch, use the resources below:
- Why is the sea cucumber the best available shelter for the pearlfish?
- Where is the pearlfish's anus located? How does this location reflect the habitat they live in?
- Do pearlfish have to live in sea cucumbers? Explain your answer
- How does the respiratory behavior of the sea cucumbers help the pearlfish?
- Why is the relationship of adult pearlfish to sea cucumbewrs considered commensal, while the relationship of some juvenile pearlfish species to sea cucumbers considered parasitic?
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM9Y4ww2O_s Youtube by OceansIQ
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00DXYXVRHkQ Youtube by FantasticAnimal