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Candy stripe shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus), a commensal species that associates with crimson sea anemones. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Candy stripe shrimp (Lebbeus grandimanus), a commensal species that associates with crimson sea anemones. Browning Pass, Queen Charlotte Strait, British Columbia, Canada. September.
Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) moves across the colourful red patterned surface of its host Candycane sea cucumber (Thelenota rubralineata). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesi...  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Commensal emperor shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) moves across the colourful red patterned surface of its host Candycane sea cucumber (Thelenota rubralineata). Misool, Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesi...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on his head in river, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on his head in river, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female at rest. The tubercles on the whale's head are clearly visible, as are the barnacles (Coronula diadema), whale lice (Cyamus boopis), and hairs on t...  -  Tony Wu
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Tony Wu / Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) adult female at rest. The tubercles on the whale's head are clearly visible, as are the barnacles (Coronula diadema), whale lice (Cyamus boopis), and hairs on t...
Peacock-tail anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) living commensally with the Branching Sea Anemone (Actinodendron glomeratum). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Constantinos Petrinos
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Constantinos Petrinos / Peacock-tail anemone shrimp (Periclimenes brevicarpalis) living commensally with the Branching Sea Anemone (Actinodendron glomeratum). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Deepsea benthic Sea cucumber (Peniagone sp) with commensal polynoid polychaete, from mid atlantic ridge, depth approx 2600m, June 2010  -  David Shale
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David Shale / Deepsea benthic Sea cucumber (Peniagone sp) with commensal polynoid polychaete, from mid atlantic ridge, depth approx 2600m, June 2010
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) Kona Coast, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) Kona Coast, Hawaii, Central Pacific Ocean
Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) on Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii), Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa  -  Richard Du Toit
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Richard Du Toit / Cattle Egret (Bubulcus ibis) on Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchellii), Rietvlei Nature Reserve, Gauteng, South Africa
Magnificent frigate bird (Fregata magnificens) flock and Pink-footed shearwater (Ardenna creatopus) gathering around Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) to feed on Bait fish hiding under it. P...  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Magnificent frigate bird (Fregata magnificens) flock and Pink-footed shearwater (Ardenna creatopus) gathering around Olive ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) to feed on Bait fish hiding under it. P...
Manta ray (Manta birostris) with Remora attached underneath. Baja, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.  -  Brandon Cole
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Brandon Cole / Manta ray (Manta birostris) with Remora attached underneath. Baja, Mexico, Pacific Ocean.
White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...  -  David Hall
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David Hall / White-spotted rose anemone (Urticina lofotensis) and Kincaid's shrimps (Heptacarpus kincaidi) living commensally, Kyen Point, Alma Russel Islands, Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Septembe...
Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Soft coral crab (Hoplophrys oatesii) on Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Derawan Islands, East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Close up image of a Commensal egg shell shrimp, (Hamopontonia corallicola) camouflaged in the tentacles of its host a short tentacle plate coral, (Heliofungia actiniformis0 Yap, Micronesia.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Close up image of a Commensal egg shell shrimp, (Hamopontonia corallicola) camouflaged in the tentacles of its host a short tentacle plate coral, (Heliofungia actiniformis0 Yap, Micronesia.
Bubble coral shrimp (Vir philippinesis) in symbiotic commensal relationship with Bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa).  Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Linda Pitkin
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Linda Pitkin / Bubble coral shrimp (Vir philippinesis) in symbiotic commensal relationship with Bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa). Lembeh Strait, North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Comb jelly (Coeloplana astericola) on starfish. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
Gulfweed crab (Planes minutus), epibiont on Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Tenerife, Canary Islands.  -  Sergio Hanquet
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Sergio Hanquet / Gulfweed crab (Planes minutus), epibiont on Loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta). Tenerife, Canary Islands.
Porcelain crab (Porcellanella haigae) on Sea pen (Veretillum sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Porcelain crab (Porcellanella haigae) on Sea pen (Veretillum sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Squat lobsters (Galathea sp) camouflaged on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Squat lobsters (Galathea sp) camouflaged on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Lesser Sunda Islands, Indonesia.
Soft coral ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) swimming through Soft coral (Dendronephthya). Shrimp and benthic Comb-jellies (Ctenophora) present, all commensal. Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Soft coral ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) swimming through Soft coral (Dendronephthya). Shrimp and benthic Comb-jellies (Ctenophora) present, all commensal. Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Banded tozeuma shrimp (Tozeuma armatum) on Black coral (Antipatharia). Komodo, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Banded tozeuma shrimp (Tozeuma armatum) on Black coral (Antipatharia). Komodo, Indonesia.
Ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) commensal on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Ghostgoby (Pleurosicya boldinghi) commensal on Soft coral (Dendronephthya sp). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Decorator crab (Majidae) covered with hydroid polyps, providing camouflage and defensive sting. On Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia; November, 2006  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Decorator crab (Majidae) covered with hydroid polyps, providing camouflage and defensive sting. On Soft coral (Alcyonacea). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia; November, 2006
Brooks urchin shrimp (Allopontonia brooki), commensal among the venomous spines of Variable sea urchin (Asthenosoma varium). On sea floor, Komodo, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Brooks urchin shrimp (Allopontonia brooki), commensal among the venomous spines of Variable sea urchin (Asthenosoma varium). On sea floor, Komodo, Indonesia.
Mozambique ghostgoby (Pleurosicya mossambica) living commensally with Sea pen (Pennatulacea). Komodo, Indonesia; November, 2006  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Mozambique ghostgoby (Pleurosicya mossambica) living commensally with Sea pen (Pennatulacea). Komodo, Indonesia; November, 2006
Swimmer crab (Lissocarcinus laevis) living commensally with Anemone (Actinodendridae). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.  -  David Hall
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David Hall / Swimmer crab (Lissocarcinus laevis) living commensally with Anemone (Actinodendridae). Pantar, Alor Archipelago, Indonesia.
Portrait of a hidden Corallimorph shrimp (Pliopontonia furtiva) on a coral reef. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.  -  Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Portrait of a hidden Corallimorph shrimp (Pliopontonia furtiva) on a coral reef. Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea.
White stripe urchin shrimp (Stegopontonia commensalis) among the spines of its host sea urchin. Commensal shrimp. Xiaoliuqiu Island, Taiwan  -  Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China
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Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of China / White stripe urchin shrimp (Stegopontonia commensalis) among the spines of its host sea urchin. Commensal shrimp. Xiaoliuqiu Island, Taiwan
humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, with remoras attached to underside, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / humpback whale calf, Megaptera novaeangliae, with remoras attached to underside, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific
Avian feeding frenzy with a flock of White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) swimming along a channel chasing school of fish. A mixed flock of long-legged waders, including Great Egrets (Ardea alba...  -  Marie  Read
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Marie Read / Avian feeding frenzy with a flock of White Pelicans (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos) swimming along a channel chasing school of fish. A mixed flock of long-legged waders, including Great Egrets (Ardea alba...
Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.
Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.  -  Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Dugong or Sea cow (Dugong dugon) feeding on seagrass with commensal juvenile Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Calauit Island, off Busuanga, Calamian Islands, Palawan, Philippines.
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) young and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. Th...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) and Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) together, Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a commensal relationship. The tara...
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia  -  Klein & Hubert
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Klein & Hubert / Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) with Red-bellied oxpeckers (Buphagus erythrorhynchus) on back, entering water in the Luangwa River, Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...  -  Emanuele Biggi
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Emanuele Biggi / Peruvian Tarantula (Pamphobeteus sp.) adult, walking over Humming Frog (Chiasmocleis royi) without preying on it. Los Amigos Biological Station, Madre de Dios, Amazonia, Peru. These species have a com...
Blackspotted puffer (Arothron nigropuctatus) with a juvenile cleaner wrasse. North Sulawesi, Indonesia.  -  Georgette Douwma
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Georgette Douwma / Blackspotted puffer (Arothron nigropuctatus) with a juvenile cleaner wrasse. North Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) underwater with Remoras (Echeneididae), motion blurred image. West End, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris) underwater with Remoras (Echeneididae), motion blurred image. West End, Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora (Echeneididae). In open ocean several miles off The Big Island / Hawaii, Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Oceanic whitetip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) with Pilot fish (Naucrates ductor) and Remora (Echeneididae). In open ocean several miles off The Big Island / Hawaii, Hawaii.
Imperial commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex) on Spanish dancer nudibranch (Hexabranchus sanguineus) at night. Philippines.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Imperial commensal shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex) on Spanish dancer nudibranch (Hexabranchus sanguineus) at night. Philippines.
Imperial shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex), two on Sea cucumber (Holothuroidea). Wakaya, Fiji.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Imperial shrimp (Periclimenes imperator / Zenopontonia rex), two on Sea cucumber (Holothuroidea). Wakaya, Fiji.
Wire coral goby (Bryaninops yongei) with polyps extended on Wire coral (Cirrhipathes sp). Hawaii.  -  David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Wire coral goby (Bryaninops yongei) with polyps extended on Wire coral (Cirrhipathes sp). Hawaii.
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