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Giant Barrel Sponge purplish and Creole Wrasses Dominica ; Giant Barrel Sponge on top of reef is a fish cleaning station. Small yellow fish in background (juvenile Bluehead Wrasses) swarm about, remove parasites and dead skin from visitors, such as the purplish Creole Wrasse lined up, patiently waiting to be cleaned.

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Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Wrasse / Bluehead Wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum)

Wild animal / Fish (animal) / Osteichthyes / Actinopterygii / Creole Wrasse (Clepticus parrae)

Wild animal / Sponge / Siliceous sponge / Sponge (Xestospongia sp) / Barrel Sponge (Xestospongia muta)

Species / Species particularity / Fishes particularity / Saltwater fish

Environment / Biodiversity

Behavior / Non feeding behaviour / Hygienic behaviour / Cleaning station

Species / Species particularity / Aquatic species / Saltwater species


World sea and ocean / Atlantic Ocean / North Atlantic Ocean / Caribbean Sea

Area / Marine area / Sea bottom

Area / Marine area / Sea / Tropical sea

America / Antilles islands archipelago / Lesser Antilles (Archipelago) / Dominica island

Shot / Underwater shot

Shot / Profile shot

Species / Relation between species / Commensalism

Motion / Locomotion / Swim


Enumeration / Group

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Area / Marine area / Reef / Coral reef

Latin keywords

Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Labridae / Clepticus

Vertebrata / Pisces / Osteichthya / Actinopterygii / Teleostei / Perciformes / Labridae / Thalassoma

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Parazoa / Gelatinosa / Desmospongia / Haplosclerida / Haliclonidae / Xestospongia

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